Cambodia HARVEST is a five-year integrated food security and climate change program supported by the American people through the United States Feed the Future and Global Climate Change initiatives. The program seeks to reduce poverty and malnutrition by diversifying and increasing food production and income for up to 100,000 rural Cambodian households. Cambodia HARVEST develops sound, agricultural-focused solutions to poor productivity, postharvest losses, malnutrition, lack of market access, environmental degradation, and the effects of climate change on vulnerable rural populations.
Cambodia HARVEST works in provinces around Tonle Sap Lake, where there is a high percentage of poor and food insecure families. The program has launched activities in dozens of communes in Battambang, Kampong Thom, Pursat, and Siem Reap provinces.
The program will:
■ Increase incomes for 100,000 rural Cambodian households.
■ Accrue economic benefits for 283,500 people.
■ Develop income-generating activities for 8,500 “extreme poor” households.
■ Diversify cropping systems for 56,000 households.
■ Generate $40 million in incremental agricultural sales.