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Nutrition: Initiative to promote food security

Nutrition: Initiative to promote food security

Nutrition
The Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) on Wednesday launched a new scheme aimed at improving nutrition levels and ensuring the consistent availability of food for families throughout the Kingdom. “In the past, Cambodia has been largely food self-sufficient and could produce surpluses for export. However, there continue to be regional disparities, and local food availability remains vulnerable to natural disasters, while rural poverty still hampers access to adequate food for many households,” Tao Seng Huor, vice chairman of CARD, said at the launch of the National Trainer Pool for Food Security and Nutrition. To combat the limited amount of awareness of food security and nutrition issues, the scheme, a joint venture between CARD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, will train people to assist policymakers in making decisions pertaining to both topics.

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