What we are doing
To help villagers in rural, remote areas overcome this spiral, Action Against Hunger scaled up our activities in the country in 2017. Based on findings of our 2016 analysis, we launched a multisectoral pilot project in one district of Preah Vihear. By acting simultaneously on five different levels - nutrition, capacity building, water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and gender - at a small scale, we aim to demonstrate a new model in the fight against undernutrition in Cambodia. Our ambition is to eventually scale to regional or national levels. This project, alongside others implemented throughout the year, allowed us to develop complementary approaches, such as social marketing strategies, adapted to fit Cambodia and its people.
Action Against Hunger staff work closely with the population to assist them in developing household and community assets, such as ponds or rice banks, while training them on nutrition, hygiene and food security issues, to strengthen communities' resilience and autonomy.