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New Food Security Program

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries signed on June 15 an agreement

with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for assistance through the FAO's

Technical Cooperation Program in support of the Cambodian Special Program for Food

Security, according to an FAO press release.

The project, which has a $335,000 budget, will provide technical assistance to the

ministry until January 2000 for the implementation of pilot projects in seven sites.

The program seeks to introduce a package of technologies to improve irrigation, agriculture

production, livestock and aquaculture. Provision of equipment, construction materials,

pumps, farm supplies and inputs for intensive staff training and a farmers extension

program are included.

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