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


Unspecified

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)


  • Government and Public Sector

    • Global Affairs Canada (100.00%)
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Location


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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Description


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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Outputs


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


Unspecified

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.

Indicators


  • None Selected
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