FAO in Cambodia

Our Office

FAO has collaborated with Cambodia since the country became a member of the Organization in 1950. In 1979, the FAO liaison office was opened in Cambodia, then later in 1994, a full representation office was opened. Since 1979 FAO has contributed assistance focusing on food security and agriculture-related policies and initiatives, with a range of field programmes and emphasis on technical advisory services and capacity building. In 2023, FAO opened the doors to the new representation office built within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries compound. The premises speak of the strong collaboration which exists between the Ministry and FAO as they partner to address hunger and malnutrition.

FAO is providing technical assistance to the Royal Government of Cambodia, across six technical areas: agriculture value chains; One Health and livestock production; fisheries; forestry, land and water management; food systems; and data, knowledge and policy. This support is guided by the Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2020–2023, which articulates priorities to be tackled for the achievement of MORE inclusive resilient and sustainable food systems.

Implementation of the CPF with the Royal Government of Cambodia and development partners aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Enhanced agricultural productivity, diversification and commercialization, and safe and nutritionsensitive food systems for poverty reduction and food and nutrition security.
  • Equitable and sustainable management of natural resources, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
  • Reduction of vulnerability and improved resilience to shocks at the national, community and household levels.

 In line with the FAO strategic framework 2022-31, the Organization in Cambodia is working to secure better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no one behind.