U.S. Bolsters Aid for Cambodia Amid Efforts to Ease Global Food Crisis

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken announced $25 million over five years to support an initiative that will work with farmers and others in the agriculture industry to get produce to more markets.

The United States will give $25 million in agriculture development aid over five years to projects in Cambodia to help alleviate food insecurity, an issue made more urgent by Russia’s war in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken said on Thursday.

The new aid is part of a 12-year-old American food security project in Cambodia and will fund an initiative called Harvest Three, in which the U.S. Agency for International Development will work with Cambodian farmers and others in the food industry to get products to more markets. The focus will include grains and fish, Mr. Blinken said.

“The needs are urgent,” he added. “Far too many Cambodians still live in food insecurity. Far too many Cambodian children are malnourished.”

In full: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/world/asia/cambodia-agriculture-aid.html

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