Cambodia and FAO Achievements and success stories

TitleCambodia and FAO Achievements and success stories
Annotated RecordNot Annotated
Year of Publication2011
Key themesCivilSociety-Donors, Conversion-FoodSecurity

Today, over 80 percent of the population of Cambodia lives in rural areas and about 73 percent depends on agriculture for their livelihoods. However, only about 20 percent of the land is arable. Cambodia became a member of FAO in 1950, and an FAO Representative office was opened in 1995. Since 1979, FAO Cambodia has invested a total budget of US$217,326,859,000 through 205 different projects in areas of agricultural productivity, irrigation, livestock production and health, fisheries, food security, consumer protection and food safety, promotion of access to new markets, forestry and the environment, and small-scale craft agro-industry. As a knowledge institution, FAO’s main achievements to the national development process are best expressed through its support to capacity building and the provision of qualified science-based technical advice.


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