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, but also by building models and strengthening capacities that promote the development of sustainable national food security systems.


Under the Country Programme 2011-2016, resources are allocated to interventions in Education, Nutrition and Productive Assets/Livelihoods Support. Provision of time-critical food security information through Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) is also a key activity.

WFP’s main interventions can be summarized as follows:  
Education - includes the provision of on-site daily hot nutritious breakfasts to primary school children in the most food-insecure areas and the provision of monthly food or cash scholarships (take-home rations) to children from the most vulnerable/poorest families.
Nutrition - includes food assistance to pregnant and lactating women and children ages 6-23 months, addressing their nutritional needs during the ‘1000 days window of opportunity’ through the provision of highly nutritious fortified blended foods, education on best practices in nutrition, as well as creating links to government health services. WFP is working with partners to develop a locally produced fortified nutritious food to create access to the right food for the prevention of stunting.
Productive Assets and Livelihoods Support - includes Food for Assets/Cash for Assets activities, a programme that promotes livelihoods and provides regular employment opportunities for poor food insecure families through the sustainable creation of community assets.
These activities all contribute to the pursuit of the Cambodia Millennium Development Goals (CMDGs) 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7.
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