Cambodia

Country Profile
Cambodia
In Cambodia, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Cambodia and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
15.4
Million
Number of people living in Cambodia (World Bank, 2014)
Poverty
11.7
Percent
Percentage of population living below the poverty line in Feed the Future target regions
Stunting
44
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions
Rural
79
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Cambodia (World Bank, 2014)
GDP
7
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 29.8% of value added (World Bank, 2014)
Farmers
103
Thousand
Producers using new technology and skills with Feed the Future’s help in FY14
Sales
$8.7
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY14 from agricultural product sales
Nutrition
13.2
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY14 across Cambodia
Land
38.3
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Investment
$2.2
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY14
Cambodia has transformed in remarkable ways in recent years

Cambodia has transformed in remarkable ways in recent years. The country is at peace after decades of conflict. Strong economic growth since the mid-1990s has helped reduce the proportion of people living in poverty. Fertility, child mortality and child malnutrition rates have also declined. Notably, the prevalence of stunting nationally among children under 5 years old dropped from 50 percent in 2000 to 40 percent in 2010.

Even so, Cambodia remains a low-income, food-deficit country where nearly a third of the rural population lives below the poverty line. Nearly a quarter of all Cambodians are

Results by the numbers*

  • More than 103,800 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future’s help.
  • Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 38,300 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • Feed the

The Cambodian government is making genuine efforts to improve food security and nutrition. Cambodia is a compelling example of a developing country where authorities responsible for agriculture, environment, nutrition, health and economic development are working together to reduce undernutrition and poverty.

Working closely with the international donor community, the Cambodian government developed the comprehensive Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition, the Strategy for Agriculture and Water 2010-2013 Investment Plan and other key analyses and strategies. In early June 2011, the Global Agriculture and

Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Cambodia.

  • Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD)
  • Capacity Building for Evaluation for Feed the Future
  • Enabling Agricultural Trade Project
  • Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Integrated Pest

Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Cambodia.

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