Around 80 percent of the rural population in Cambodia works in agriculture. Levels of poverty are high and access to safe and nutritious food is a problem for many. Climate change and the increased risk of floods and droughts further threatens livelihoods. Improving food security and nutritional wellbeing is central to MJP’s poverty alleviation program in the Samlout District.
The MJP Agriculture Program has been running since 2012, with technical specialist support from our partner, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. We have provided practical training to small-holder farmers to help them make the best use of their livestock, land and resources. We have trained farmers on new farming techniques and helped them to start their own sustainable vegetable and poultry farms.
MJP also runs field days and training sessions to help community leaders and farmers see how different ways of working can improve their livelihood.