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Feed the Future is the US government's global hunger and food security initiative that supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Cambodia HARVEST is a key part of Feed the Future, working to foster equitable growth in the agricultural sector; improve nutritional status, especially of women and children; and reduce rural poverty in selected regions.
Who We Are
Cambodia HARVEST is a five-year integrated food security and climate change program supported by the American people through the United States Feed the Future and Global Climate Change initiatives. The program seeks to reduce poverty and malnutrition by diversifying and increasing food production and income for up to 70,000 rural Cambodian households. Cambodia HARVEST develops sound, agricultural-focused solutions to poor productivity, postharvest losses, malnutrition, lack of market access, environmental degradation, and the effects of climate change on vulnerable rural populations.
Cambodia HARVEST works in provinces around the Tonle Sap Lake, where there is a high percentage of poor and food insecure families. The program is currently working with over 35,000 clients in more than 300 villages throughout Battambang, Kampong Thom, Pursat, and Siem Reap provinces.
Goals and Objectives
The overarching goals of Cambodia HARVEST are to improve food security; strengthen natural resource management and resilience to climate change; and increase the capacity of the public and private sectors and civil society to support agricultural competitiveness. Specific objectives include:
- Increase incomes for 70,000 rural households;
- Accrue economic benefits for 140,000 people;
- Develop income-generating activities for 7,000 "extreme poor" households;
- Diversify cropping systems for 31,500 households; and
- Generate $20 million in incremental new agricultural sales.