Cambodia marks World Food Day, reiterates commitment to zero hunger by 2030

Cambodia and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrated the World Food Day in Pursat province on Saturday, reiterating commitment to eradicate hunger in the kingdom by 2030.

Speaking to hundreds of participants at the event in Kandieng district of northwestern Pursat province, Cambodian Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said the country would achieve “zero hunger” through ensuring sustainable food production, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agricultural development.

“The government still sees agriculture as one of the important sectors in supporting economic growth, in promoting rural economic development and in improving the livelihoods of the Cambodian people,” he said.

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