Friday, October 26, 2012

Cambodia honors World Food Day with commitment to fight hunger

Xinhua | 2012-10-26
By Agencies

Cambodia's Ministry of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday jointly observed World Food Day, re-vowing to work together to end hunger in the country, according to a joint media statement.

The day was held here at the Royal University of Agriculture under the theme "Agricultural Cooperatives: Key to Feeding the World" by reaffirming their dedication to working with communities, civil society and the private sector to end hunger in lifetime, the statement said.

This year's World Food Day aimed to raise public awareness and highlight the impact of agricultural cooperatives and producer organizations in providing food security, generating income, creating employment and lifting people out of poverty, it said.

The event was presided over by Chan Sarun, Minister for Agriculture, and was attended by Nina Brandstrup, FAO Representative in Cambodia, Jean-Pierre de Margerie, WFP Country Representative, Senior Representatives of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, the Ministry of Education, and the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development.

In addition, some 1,300 participants including donors, officials, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, farmer's associations and students also took part in this celebration.

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