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Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

Cambodia Celebrates World Food Day

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the World Food Program (WFP) joined in celebrating World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.”

Khmer Times
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

How rice can change the world

Nutrition often does not make headlines. It may not appear to be something that can change the world, but actually it can. So let's listen for a moment about rice, because there are some important findings the UN World Food Programme (WFP) wants to share.

Examiner.com
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

New Study: Fortified Rice Can Improve Schoolchildren’ s Health in Cambodia

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP), PATH and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) said the child malnutrition issue in Cambodia can be addressed by fortified rice consumption, according to a joint press release AKP received this morning. Children in Cambodia are less prone to fever and diarrhoea and score higher on cognitive tests after six months of regularly eating fortified rice, it said.

Agence Kampuchea Presses
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health, Study Finds

Cambodian children are less prone to diarrhea and fever and perform better on cognitive tests after regularly eating nutrient-fortified rice, according to a new study, the results of which were announced Tuesday.

The Cambodia Daily
Hunger in the news
23 October 2014

Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health – Study

Children in Cambodia score higher on cognitive tests and are less prone to fever and diarrhea after eating fortified rice regularly, according to a recent study. The study examined 10,000 children from 20 different primary schools in Kampong Speu province over a six-month period.  The children were randomly assigned to one of three groups that received either one of two types of fortified rice or regular unfortified rice.

 

Khmer Times
23 October 2014

Fortified Rice Improves Children’s Health – Study

Children in Cambodia score higher on cognitive tests and are less prone to fever and diarrhea after eating fortified rice regularly, according to a recent study. The study examined 10,000 children from 20 different primary schools in Kampong Speu province over a six-month period.  The children were randomly assigned to one of three groups that received either one of two types of fortified rice or regular unfortified rice.

 

Khmer Times
Hunger in the news
15 September 2014

Malnutrition Costs Cambodia Millions, Say WFP, UNICEF

About 5 million Cambodians are undernourished. This costs the country up to $400 million every year. That is the dollar cost to a human tragedy, according to a new report by UNICEF, the World Food Program, and Cambodia’s Council for Agricultural and Rural Development.
The price of malnutrition – $250-400 million a year – is around 2 percent of the country’s total annual GDP. This is money that could go towards improving roads, power, and schools.

Khmer Times
Hunger in the news
15 September 2014

United States Promotes Child Nutrition and Development in Cambodia

H.E. Hang Chuon Naron, Cambodia’s Minister of Education, Youth and Sport toured WFP’s school feeding programme. He visited WFP’s school meals and food/cash scholarship programme, met with student beneficiaries-(pre and primary students) and scholarship recipients (students in grade 4-6). The delegation also met and talked with local authority, the school committee, director, teacher and parents/guardian of the students. They visited the food storage, school gardening which vegetable seeds are contributed by the parents as part of their contribution to daily hot breakfast.) 
The visit was accompanied by WFP Country Director, Gianpietro Bordignon and the United States Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jeff Daigle. It is for the first time that the Minister witnessed the programme and met with students who receive WFP’s food scholarship programme. 

Agence Kampuchea Presses
Hunger in the news
15 September 2014

Planned dams threaten Cambodia's food security

The planned construction of 88 hydroelectric dams in the lower Mekong basin by 2030 will cause food security challenges in Cambodia, experts say.
“Cambodia is going to pay the highest price for dam development basin-wide, to the point of affecting the food security of its 80 percent rural population,” Eric Baran, a specialist with the WorldFish Centre, an international research NGO based in Phnom Penh, told IRIN. “Worldwide, there is no bigger consumer of freshwater fish than Cambodia.”

IRIN
Hunger in the news
12 September 2014

SOMALIA: Food insecurity still a problem

MOGADISHU, 16 October 2012 (IRIN) - Rising food costs, poor ‘Gu’ seasonal rains earlier in the year and continuing insecurity in parts of southern Somalia are affecting the nutritional status of vulnerable people there - a situation that could worsen in the coming months amid the risk of flooding, warn experts.

All Africa / IRIN

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