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Boosting food security

Boosting food security

Cambodia gets $15.7 million to aid smallholders.

THE European Commission and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) signed a US$15.7 million project to improve food security in Cambodia on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

The three-year project, funded through the European Union Food Facility and implemented by the FAO and Cambodia's Ministry of Agriculture, will increase the production and productivity of at least 50,000 food-insecure smallholder farmers and their families all over Cambodia, a joint statement said.

It will give farmers access to high-quality agricultural inputs, such as rice and vegetable seed, fertilisers, fingerlings and farming tools to boost production. It also aims to reduce post-harvest losses by providing equipment and storage facilities to at least 7,800 households and training in post-harvest practices.

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