Cambodia releases 2030 roadmap for food system development

On the 20th, the Cambodian government officially released the road map for the development of the food system, which plans to comprehensively eliminate child malnutrition by 2030.

The official document entitled “road map for sustainable development of food system in Cambodia by 2030″ was prepared by the Cambodian Council for agriculture and rural development and assisted by partners such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The road map points out that although Cambodia’s economy has developed rapidly and the poverty rate has decreased significantly over the past 20 years, the imbalance of development is also very serious, and about 22% of the country’s population has no access to a healthy diet.

According to the plan, Cambodia is expected to make all people have access to healthy diet and safe food by 2030, especially women and children, so as to break the persistent disease of “generation cycle” of malnutrition. Cambodia’s food system should not only ensure that people get the required nutrition, but also create more trade opportunities and encourage youth entrepreneurship by strengthening local production and distribution.

At the same time, the Cambodian government will also establish a social assistance mechanism to help vulnerable groups cope with emergencies, such as the impact of natural disasters, and ensure that they can still get nutritious food in difficult times.

The newly released road map will also promote the development of agricultural production and processing industry, combined with social protection projects to ensure that all Cambodian families can afford a nutritious diet. Among them, improving agricultural production and processing will diversify agricultural products and produce more nutritious food, so as to increase food choices in the rural market and reduce selling prices.

Source: China News Network

Post time: Sep-26-2021