Cambodia: Nutrition Profile

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Vieng Noeun, a commercial horticulture farmer, harvests eggplant from her field in Pursat Province, Cambodia.
  • Cambodia

    Flag of Cambodia

  • Population

    15.56 Million

  • Pop. Under 5

    1.8 Million

  • % Stunting

    32% Of Children Under 5

  • % Wasting

    10% Of Children Under 5

Photo credit: Cambodia HARVEST

Malnutrition in childhood and pregnancy has many adverse consequences for child survival and long-term well-being. It also has far-reaching consequences for human capital, economic productivity, and national development overall. These consequences of malnutrition should be a significant concern for policymakers in Cambodia, where 10 percent of children under five are acutely malnourished or wasted (have low weight-for-height) and 32 percent of children under five are stunted (have low height-for-age), according to the 2014 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (NIS, DGH, and ICF 2015).

USAID Programs: Accelerating Progress in Nutrition

As of July 2020, the following USAID programs with a focus on nutrition were active in Cambodia

  • Borlaug Higher Education for Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD)
  • Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN)
  • Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II
  • Feed the Future Innovation Labs
  • Integrated Early Childhood Development Activity (IECD)
  • Rice Field Fisheries II Project

For more information, read the Cambodia country profile [PDF, 189KB].

Last updated: August 20, 2021

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