Food Security for the Most Vulnerable in Cambodia

Reporting Organization:WFP - World Food Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 5,000,000
Timeframe: January 14, 2011 - June 29, 2012
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

WFP - World Food Programme

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Cambodia - $ 5,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (50 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Food Security & Agriculture (50 %)

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This project supports a World Food Program (WFP) initiative, which primarily aims to reduce the dependence of poor rural women and men on food assistance in the areas of Cambodia most affected by the global food crisis or vulnerable to potential ecological disasters. The program helps them to improve physical and economic access to safer and more nutritious food.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 680,000
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Feeder roads constructed
Irrigation schemes constructed
Seeds provided to schools
1 National Nutrition Program developed
1 National Social Protection Strategy developed
73 Fish ponds rehabilitated or constructed
8243 Metric tons of locally purchased rice received
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project include: vulnerable populations received 8,243 metric tons of locally purchased rice. In addition, seeds were provided to schools for the production of vegetables used in school breakfasts. The project also contributed to the rehabilitation or construction of 73 fish ponds, 146 km of feeder roads, and irrigation schemes such as canals and embankments, serving more than 5,900 hectares of farmland. These activities have contributed to improving access to safe and nutritious food for close to 680,000 of Cambodia’s rural poor. Technical assistance was provided for the development of the National Social Protection Strategy and the National Nutrition Program, thus contributing to the development of Cambodia’s national capacity for long-term food self-reliance. The project also helped to build the capacity of the government and NGOs in food security monitoring systems. These capacity-building activities are contributing to reducing Cambodia’s reliance on food assistance.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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