Feed the Future’s Cambodia HARVEST project trains Cambodian government officials and helps farmers learn new techniques and technologies to increase their yields and incomes.
“Bride with Price Tag” is a film about a Cambodian human trafficking survivor who recounts being lured into a marriage with a wealthy man in China and ended up being enslaved. She was repatriated to Cambodia and is recovering from that tragic life.
U.S. Ambassador William E. Todd traveled to northwestern Cambodia and visited several USAID-supported activities that are improving the lives of Cambodians.
Cambodia is transforming in remarkable ways. The country is at peace after decades of conflict, and a majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future. However, important challenges remain. Parliamentary elections in 2008 were freer than any held in Cambodia. Yet political power remains unevenly spread, and opposition parties are disorganized, divided and subject to manipulation.
Cambodia has reduced HIV/AIDS infection by half and treated the majority of affected people. Yet maternal mortality remains high, infectious diseases are serious concerns and the health and education systems are underfunded. Each year, 250,000 young people enter the workforce, but not all find jobs. In each of these areas, U.S. assistance makes significant contributions to Cambodia's development.
Last updated: February 11, 2015