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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

A new agriculture scholarship and research grant – supported by the U.S. government – was launched at Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) today in a ceremony observed by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, H.E. Veng Sakhon and U.S. Ambassador William A. Heidt. 

The scholarship and research grant will provide successful applicants an opportunity to pursue graduate degrees and conduct agricultural research. It is hoped that these resources will help RUA develop innovative agricultural technologies and strategies while coordinating the country’s agricultural research, education, and training. The scholarship and research grant are supported by the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future Initiative through the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN).

“We believe the new CE SAIN will offer Cambodia’s future agriculture professionals the training and research support they need to succeed,” said RUA Rector H.E. Dr. Ngo Bunthan.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Up to $15 million will soon be available to agricultural activities in Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, and Pursat provinces as part of a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Development Credit Authority (DCA), AMK Microfinance Institution Plc, LOLC (Cambodia) Plc, and RMA Financial Services (Cambodia) Plc. The seven-year program seeks to address the current lack of financing for agriculture development.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, three-year, US$ 3 million initiative that will help close financing gaps that fund universal water supply and sanitation services in Cambodia, today. The “Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance” (WASH-FIN) activity will help the private sector make piped water available to those in need.

New Project to Boost Cambodian Horticulture
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

His Excellency Ty Sokun, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, and USAID Cambodia Mission Director Polly Dunford launched “Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II” today, a project that aims to accelerate the growth of Cambodia’s commercial horticulture in the provinces of Pursat, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Kampong Thom. The project is funded by the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond to Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women.

United States announces new contribution to help preserve  Cambodia’s historical documents
Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day)

The U.S. government announced $5.8 million in additional endowment support to the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) that will boost the sustainability of the organization and its efforts to promote national peace and reconciliation through the preservation (both physically and digitally) of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge-era historical records.

New Effort to Help Heal the Effects of Violence through Art
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce its support for “Phka Sla Krom Angkar” – an innovative and creative dance project that promotes peace and reconciliation throughout Cambodia by the artistic depiction of gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge. This project is managed by a consortium of four Cambodian organizations: the Khmer Arts Academy (KAA); Kdei Karuna (KdK); the Bophana Center; and the Transcultural Psychological Organization (TPO).

USAID and IFAD sign Agreement to Support Cambodian Agricultural Development
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 27, 2016, that solidifies two agencies’ partnership and commitment to support of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Agricultural Strategic Development Plan.

Last updated: November 28, 2017

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