Climate-driven hazards and conflicts are increasing in intensity and frequency. The impact on local economies, people’s lives and their livelihoods has similarly increased. Approximately 8 out of 10 people who are acutely food insecure rely on crops, fisheries, livestock or forestry assets for their survival. However, one crisis can follow another, every time stripping away these hard-earned but limited resources. To safeguard these critical assets, FAO’s approach is shifting from a reactive mind-set to one focused on mitigation and prevention.
Cambodia has achieved impressive economic growth since the mid 1990s and made solid progress in reducing national poverty. Nonetheless, the prevalence of food insecurity and undernutrition remains high, with 18 percent of the population living below the food poverty line and a chronic malnutrition rate of 40 percent among children under 5. Access to sufficient and diverse types of food remains a major concern for the most vulnerable.