Food and nutrition security, enhanced resilience - MUSEFO II
The project "Multisectoral food security in Cambodia" is part of the global initiative "One World - No Hunger" of the German government and its global program "Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience" which promotes cross-sector and multistakeholder approaches against malnutrition in 11 partner countries.
Cambodias country package covered the intervention areas of health and agriculture:
- Improving the quality of nutritional services in the health sector,
- diversifying food and food production, raising awareness of food and nutrition as well as basic hygiene, and
- embedding successful approaches at national and regional level, and via the SUN Technical Working Group.
The project was linked to the program "Improvement of Mother-Child-Health MUSKOKA" and was implemented in close cooperation with the National Nutrition Program (NNP) on behalf of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD). The aim was to improve the food and nutrition situation of food- and nutrition-insecure Cambodians, especially of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), infants and young children (0-23 months). The approach followed that of the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to the childs 2nd year of life.
GFA was the implementing partner of GIZ in the first phase (11/2015 to 12/2017). During this following phase II, the nutrition capacity development for nurses and midwifes was implemented via local subsidies with both Provincial Health Departments (PHD) in Kampot and Kampong Thom. Furthermore Action Against Hunger (AAH) was contracted by GIZ to implement the nutrition and hygiene package at community level. In this phase GFA developed, systematized, designed and validated the training methodology and materials and supported the roll-out of the trainings with the operational districts.