WFP Activities

WFP Activities

WFP activities reach over one million food-insecure people per year in rural Cambodia. 
The overall goal of WFP's assistance in Cambodia is to improve food security and nutrition for the hungry poor by building longer-term social capital and physical assets, and by building models and strengthening capacities that promote the development of sustainable national food security systems.
WFP's assistance focuses on the poorest Cambodians living in the most food-insecure provinces through its Country Programme (CP) 2011-2016, which covers food-based safety nets in the sectors of education, nutrition and productive assets and livelihoods support. WFP works closely with the Royal Government of Cambodia to tackle food security challenges. 

Education – Feeding mind, changing lives

A daily school meal provides a strong incentive to send children to school and keep them there and allows the children to focus on their studies, rather than their stomachs. Every year, WFP School Meals provide a daily nutritious breakfast to approximately half a million primary school children from grades 1 to 6 in 12 provinces. WFP Scholarships provide food or cash entitlements to the poorest families with children in grades 4 to 6, provided their children attend school regularly. 

Learn more! Download the Education Fact Sheet here.
Nutrition – The right food at the right time

Without the right nutrition during early childhood, a child’s physical and mental development is compromised irreversibly. WFP Cambodia raises awareness on hygiene and basic health and nutrition practices, stressing the importance of breast-feeding and good complementary foods for young children. WFP works with partners to advocate for appropriate nutrition practices and inform national policy by supporting operational research. WFP is currently working with partners to develop a locally produced fortified nutritious food supplement to create access to the right food for the prevention of stunting.

Learn more! Download the Nutrition Fact Sheet here.

Productive Assets and Livelihoods Support (PALS) – Building resilient communities 

WFP's Food for Assets/Cash for Assets projects pay workers with food to start building a hunger-free future for their communities. The PALS programme supports livelihoods and provides regular employment opportunities for poor food insecure families through the sustainable creation of climate-proof community assets in exchange of cash or food entitlements.

Learn more! Download the PALS Fact Sheet here.
WFP co-facilitates the Government-Development Partner joint "Technical Working Group on Social Protection, Food Security and Nutrition", is an active member of the "Interim Working Group on Social Protection" and chairs the "United Nations Disaster Management Team" in Cambodia, and co-chairs the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF).


WFP Offices
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 3,424,000
Private Donors694,588
Threats to food security
  • Repeated natural disasters
  • Small landholdings
  • Lack of adequate rural credit
  • Lack of irrigation
  • Limited off-farm employment opportunities