Heifer Cambodia

Live in Rural Areas

Rely on Agriculture

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.

5025 Families
Were Assisted in FY2014

Livestock Placed In FY2014

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:

  1. Small-scale farmers are empowered and organized and have strong organization capacity.
  2. Families will increase their income and food security.
  3. Our projects recipients will help close the pork and chicken demand gap.
  4. Small-scale farmers will practice environmentally friendly techniques and climate change adaptation and mitigation
Sok Chrep (38), INCOME-Phase II project member, in front of her home.
  • Women’s Empowerment

    Leadership Training, Women’s groups, Group savings

  • Increased Income

    High-quality Livestock, Enterprise and value chain development, Animal and Crop Management

  • Social Capital

    Passing on the Gift®, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, Cooperative Development

  • Nutrition

    Vegetable Gardening, Food Security, Dietary Diversification

  • Environment

    Water Conservation, Soil Conservation Improved Cookstoves, Reforestation

Programs and Projects

  • INCOME– Phase I:

    Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment
  • Women's Empowerment

    Protection and promotion of women’s rights, and women’s social and economic empowerment
  • INCOME-Phase II:

    Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment

Project Partners


  • European Union

Local implementing partners

  • Action for Research and Development
  • Cambodia Farmer Economic Development
  • Cambodian Human Resource Development
  • Chamroeun Chiet Khmer
  • Chetthor
  • Children Development Association
  • Community For Transformation
  • Disability Development Services Program
  • Human Resource and Rural Economic Development Organization
  • Khmer Community Development Association
  • Ockenden Cambodia
  • Our Objective Organization
  • Prom Vihear Thor Organization
  • Rural Children Saving Association


Heifer International Cambodia

Heifer International Cambodia

89, Street 470, Toul Tum Pong I, Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

T: 855-23-221195

E: info.cambodia@heifer.org

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