Feed the Future - Cambodia's primary goal is improved food security. The secondary, but critical focus area for Feed the Future‐Cambodia corresponds to the Mission goal of “Improved Natural Resources Management and Resilience to Climate Change.” Mission programs focusing on adaptation to climate change and equitable natural resources management also contribute immediately and significantly to food security.
More details can be found in Cambodia Feed the Future Multi-Year Strategy 2011-2015.
During a week-long visit in Cambodia in December 2016, the GCAN team presented key climate-gender-nutrition linkages to the USAID Mission. Productive discussions took place between the GCAN team and USAID Mission staff on priorities and potential research topics that would inform USAID's programming in Cambodia. The GCAN team also met with local implementing partners and stakeholders to gather information on current initiatives related to climate-gender-nutrition linkages in Cambodia. GCAN presentation to Cambodia USAID mission slide deck
Agriculture is extremely important to Cambodia, representing at least one-third of the nation’s gross domestic product and providing employment to around 60 percent of the labor force. It is perhaps the most sensitive sector to changes in climate, with higher temperatures stressing plants, livestock, and workers, and rainfall variation through droughts and floods leading to crop losses and food insecurity. While it is important to consider the impact of climate change on agricultural production, it is also important to consider other cross-cutting issues to achieve the goals of Feed the Future and the Global Food Security Strategy—especially gender and nutrition. This policy note summarizes assessments of these linkages in Cambodia under GCAN