PHNOM PENH: On 10th, May 2022, Over the past five years, Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II generated $28 million of new private sector investments, created more than 2,500 jobs, supported the development of 17 agriculture policies, and helped horticultural businesses and producers generate over $75 million of incremental sales.
The project worked with government counterparts, development partners, private companies, agricultural cooperatives, and producers to promote sustainable growth in the horticulture sector.
USAID Cambodia Mission Director Nancy J. Eslick and H.E. Dr. Hean Vanhan, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) celebrated the project’s achievements at an event held today in Phnom Penh.
Ms. Nancy J. Eslick said, “Harvest II partnered with Cambodian agribusinesses, producers, and government counterparts to develop 140 new agricultural products for domestic and international markets.”
She added, “We are proud of the real progress we made to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in Cambodia.”
Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II accelerated the growth of Cambodia’s commercial horticulture in Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom, among other provinces. The project was funded by the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative through the U.S. Agency for International Development and operated between 2017 and 2022.
Source: U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia