FAO in Cambodia

Programmes in Cambodia

Cambodia became a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1950. FAO Office was opened in Cambodia in 1979 as the Liaison Office and full Representation Office was opened in Phnom Penh in 1994.

Since 1979, the FAO Representation in Cambodia has contributed both emergency and technical assistance to the Royal Government of Cambodia in many areas including agricultural productivity, diversification, irrigation, animal production and health, fisheries, technical information management and statistics, food security, consumer protection and food safety, promotion of access to new markets, forestry, environment, climate change, Integrated Food Security Classification (IPC) and small-scale agro-industry.

 Under the current Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2019-2023, the FAO Representation in Cambodia works closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia and in collaboration with development partners towards three priority outcomes:

1. Enhanced agricultural productivity, diversification and commercialization, and safe and nutrition‐sensitive food systems for poverty reduction and food and nutrition security.

2. Equitable and sustainable management of natural resources, and climate change adaptation and mitigation

3. Reduction of vulnerability and improved resilience to shocks at national, community and household level.

Tackling these challenges shall contribute to improve nutrition and eradicate hunger in the country, effectively improving the lives of the people and fulfilling FAO’s mandate.