The CFS is the United Nations' forum for reviewing policies concerning world food. It is the most inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all relevant stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition.
29 May 2012, Rome - The cooperative model offers unique solutions to "free people from hunger and poverty in a globalized world in which crises, including climate change, touch everyone", President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla said today in a speech at FAO.
Using the example of her country, the President stressed that cooperatives can make a major contribution to sustainable development and the competitiveness of small agricultural producers.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva held up Costa Rica as a model of the economic, social and environmental role cooperatives can play. He cited the production by Costa Rican cooperatives of carbon neutral coffee as an example.
Washington, March 8, 2011– The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors met today to discuss an Inspection Panel investigation of the Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project (LMAP) and the proposals of World Bank Management responding to the findings of the Inspection Panel. The Board considered the Panel report and approved Management’s Action Plan for addressing the issues raised by the Panel.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission from Washington, D.C. visited Cambodia August 30 to September 10, 2010, to conduct the annual Article IV discussions.1 During the visit, the mission took stock of recent economic and financial developments and held policy discussions with ministers and senior officials of the Royal Government of Cambodia on their macroeconomic and financial policies. The mission also met a wide range of representatives from the business community and Cambodia’s development partners.
15 February 2010 – A US$6.69 million loan and a US$6.69 grant to the Kingdom of Cambodia from IFAD will directly benefit 630,000 households who are resource-poor smallholders.
The loan agreement for the Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project was signed today in Rome by Aun Porn Moniroth, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of IFAD.
Press Release No:2010/022/EAP
Washington, DC, July 9, 2009 – When high food prices hit Cambodia in 2008, the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people were hit hard – highlighting weaknesses in existing smallholder agricultural production systems and throwing an estimated 100,000 families back into poverty. Then, the financial crisis saw around 200,000 garment, construction and tourism workers lose their jobs, bringing into focus the need for stronger social protection mechanisms across Cambodia.