The Joint Programme for Children, Food Security and Nutrition was a three-year Joint Programme designed to improve food security and reduce under-nutrition among children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers. It was developed in close consultation between Government Ministries, UN agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
The Programme was piloted in two provinces, Svay Rieng and Kampong Speu, considered by the World Food Programme to be ‘chronically food-insecure’. A nationwide mass media campaign on infant and young child feeding and iron/folate for pregnant and postpartum women was undertaken.
Funding for the Programme was provided by the Spanish government through the Global MDG Achievement Fund, a fund that aims to accelerate progress towards achievement of the MDGs in selected countries. US$5 million has been allocated for this three-year programme.