The project aimed to enhance the food security, food safety and nutrition security of poor and vulnerable urban and peri-urban dwellers living along Phnom Penh river banks by providing support to micro and small group enterprises that will generate income for the purchase of diversified and quality food, and through mainstreaming food safety intervention in all the steps of the food chain, from production to commercialization in targeted areas.
Specifically, the project intends to:
Strengthen the capacity of urban poor to sustainably generate income through establishment or expansion of aquaculture, food processing and other types of off-farm micro or small group enterprises linked with local markets; Develop urban and peri-urban horticulture (UPH) with special attention to achieving environmental sustainability (waste management), income generation and horticulture products integrated in beneficiaries diet; Enhance the safety, quality and value addition of locally-based fish and horticulture products supplied by micro-enterprises managed by most vulnerable groups, including women headed families, disabled, ethnic groups, and resource-poor urban dwellers; Improve the nutrition of resource-poor urban dwellers through simple nutrition messages; and Strengthen the capacity of government municipal services and local partners to integrate food security and nutrition best practices/innovative approaches into relevant policies and programmes
Key indicators are:
Strategies, policies and guidelines drafted and endorsed by RGC Number of person below poverty line and food deprived Productivity figures in target areas Increase in household annual income by 40% in target areas Increase in horticulture production at project Sangkats by at least 25% Diets improved with different varieties of horticulture products Decrease in unemployment rate by 10%, disaggregated by sex in project areas Reduction of poverty by at least 5% at the end of project, disaggregated by sex in project areas.
The programme ensures that women and indigenous minorities will benefit equitably and that gender imbalances in the enabling environment with regards to working conditions and access to markets and services are addressed.