Officials discuss ongoing nutrition project in two provinces

Officials on the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development met on Wednesday with German NGO officers to debate the continued diet tasks in two provinces.

The venture often called the Multisectoral Food and Nutrition Security Project (MUSEFO) focuses on combating in opposition to malnutrition.

It is a grant from the German Government via the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), which has signed an implementation settlement with the Cambodian authorities.

The venture has been carried out to combat in opposition to malnutrition and to enhance the meals safety and diet scenario of the poor and weak individuals, particularly kids and ladies of reproductive age residing in 180 focused villages in Kampot and Kampong Thom provinces.

Sok Silo, deputy secretary-general of CARD, mentioned that the MUSEFO venture has assisted the Council in implementing motion plans to enhance meals safety within the nation.

“In Kampong Thom province, this venture has improved meals availability and entry to nutritious meals by growing diversified agricultural manufacturing and enhancing diet providers for pregnant ladies and youngsters beneath 2 years of age,” he mentioned.

“It additionally improves the National Nutrition Programme and helps Kampot and Kampong Thom Provincial Health Centers in establishing a diet counseling mechanism,” he mentioned.

Sanne Sigh, an advisor to the GIZ MUSEFO, mentioned the venture has supported the federal government via insurance policies, pointers and requirements nationwide. The MUSEFO primarily focused 90 villages in Kampot province and one other 90 in Kampong Thom province.

“Our major focus is to combat malnutrition issues by specializing in enhancing the dietary range of girls of reproductive age, and pregnant and lactating ladies,” she mentioned.

She added it additionally improves the minimal acceptable eating regimen of six to 23-month outdated kids and unique breastfeeding of 0-6-month-old youngsters.

“That is the principle final result of the venture, then we, as well as, have extra nutrition-sensitive actions as properly,” she mentioned, including that it has been applied from March 2015 to March 2026.

Chhun Ngech Lang from Kampot province, the mom of a five-month-old child, mentioned that breastfeeding is essential regardless of being busy at work.

“I’m breastfeeding my five-month-old son. Even I’m going to work, I nonetheless can breastfeed my baby,” she mentioned, noting that the venture helped her to not use components milk for her baby.

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