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.