The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has announced
it will support a new $11.5 million development project in Cambodia aimed at helping
the rural poor. The Rural Livelihoods Improvement Project, set to involve 22,600
rural households in the border provinces, will be financed partly by a grant of $9.5
million from IFAD, and funding from the Government of Cambodia and the UN Development
Programme. The project is targeting three provinces- Kratie, Preah Vihear and Ratanakkiri
- among the poorest in the country.