Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Students grow school gardens against hunger

Students grow school gardens against hunger

Thirty schools in Siem Reap, Battambang and Kampong Thom will participate in a two-year pilot project to host vegetable gardens to improve nutrition and teach students life skills, starting in December, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Friday.

According to the FAO, “nutrition security remains a key issue affecting a majority of the population in rural and urban areas” due to poverty and lack of knowledge about nutrition.

“A report of the Ministry of Planning in 2014 showed that 32 per cent of the children under 5 years of age in Cambodia have stunted growth,” said Chea Samnang, director of the rural health care department of the Council for the Development of Cambodia.

“This shows . . . a serious lack of nutrition.” The project will establish a pool of master trainers and teachers who will be able to pass on their skills and knowledge to other teachers and schoolchildren.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields. Established in September 2015, SM Waypoint now has seven drone pilots, two sales staff and two accountants. Though the company focuses mainly on agricultural projects, the potential uses of the drones are extremely varied, going from measuring exact land height for building drainage systems to finding the most suitable location for special economic zones (SEZs) or factories.

New street food dish shakes things up at Russian Market

Though the bustling food stalls that emerge after dark next to Phnom Penh's Russian Market can seem intimidating to tourists at first glance, there are street food treats to be enjoyed by all, from Kep crab to a new shrimp dish created by the market's owners.

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern