Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II has accelerated the sustainable growth of Cambodia’s commercial horticulture sector, generated funds of new private sector investments and created jobs for local farmers.

This was mentioned in an event to wrap up five years of achievements of the Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II held here on May 10 in the presence of USAID’s Cambodia Mission Director Nancy J. Eslick and H.E. Dr. Hean Vanhan, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

According to USAID, over the past five years, the Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II generated US$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 US$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.

“Harvest II partnered with Cambodian agribusinesses, producers, and government counterparts to develop 140 new agricultural products for domestic and international markets,” said Ms. Nancy J. Eslick.

“We are proud of the real progress we made to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth in Cambodia,” she added.

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 in Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom, among other provinces.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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