USAID Holds Seminar on Increasing the use of Agricultural Technologies

Rebecca Black, USAID Cambodia Mission Director, speaks at a seminar on “Scaling New Agricultural Technologies” in Phnom Penh.
Rebecca Black, USAID Cambodia Mission Director, speaks at a seminar on “Scaling New Agricultural Technologies” in Phnom Penh.
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For Immediate Release

Friday, May 10, 2013
Sean McIntosh
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On May 2, 2013, Rob Bertram Ph.D., Director of the Office of Agricultural Research and Policy of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), conducted a seminar on the topic of “Scaling New Agricultural Technologies: An overview of current research on emerging/promising agricultural technologies” in Phnom Penh.   

A range of stakeholders from the agricultural development sector in Cambodia attended this seminar, designed to share current scientific research on emerging agricultural technologies, lessons on how to increase the use of new agricultural technologies and update Cambodian stakeholders on the U.S. Feed the Future (FTF) Initiative.
 
FTF is the U.S. global hunger and food security initiative implemented in partnership with developing countries to address root causes and long-term solutions for chronic food insecurity and malnutrition.  
 
“USAID remains Cambodia’s strong partner for improved food security and inclusive economic growth.  We are committed to working together to help farmers increase harvests using proven agricultural technologies, and to ensuring these advances translate into improved nutrition for the children of Cambodia,” noted USAID Mission Director, Rebecca Black, who opened the seminar.  
 
The U.S. government is among Cambodia’s largest bilateral agricultural development donors, providing approximately $18.5 million of agriculture and environment funds in FY2012.

Last updated: November 04, 2013

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