80%Live in Rural Areas
51%Rely on Agriculture
29%Children Under 5 are Malnourished
Approximately 80 percent of Cambodia’s population live in rural areas. The World Bank reports that 51 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods and 33 percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes.
Cambodia ranks 136 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). About 19 percent of its 15.1 million people live below the poverty line, on $1.25 a day, and 29 percent of its children under 5 are malnourished.
Our Work In Cambodia
We aim to assist 300,000 families as they move from a state of poverty and vulnerability to sustainability and resilience, and to live in a healthy environment. We have four objectives:
- Small-scale farmers are empowered and organized and have strong organization capacity.
- Families will increase their income and food security.
- Our projects recipients will help close the pork and chicken demand gap.
- Small-scale farmers will practice environmentally friendly techniques and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Leadership Training, Women’s groups, Group savings
High-quality Livestock, Enterprise and value chain development, Animal and Crop Management
Passing on the Gift®, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, Cooperative Development
Vegetable Gardening, Food Security, Dietary Diversification
Water Conservation, Soil Conservation Improved Cookstoves, Reforestation
Programs and Projects
INCOME– Phase I:Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment
Women's EmpowermentProtection and promotion of women’s rights, and women’s social and economic empowerment
INCOME-Phase II:Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment