ASA/WISHH’s Cambodia team met with Washington, D.C.-based USDA Foreign Agricultural Service staff who traveled to Cambodia to review implementation of a USDA McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program led by the World Food Programme and partners. The FAS representatives were Ms. Bobbi Kraham, Senior International Program Specialist, McGovern Dole, and Ms. Sigal Bernstein, Special Assistant to the Deputy Administrator, Office of Capacity Building and Development. They requested a visit of Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade – Cambodia, WISHH’s USDA Food for Progress Project. CAST Cambodia focuses on strengthening the Cambodian aquaculture industry. CAST and WFP are exploring how CAST-supported fish farmers and distributors can sell fish to the local school meal programs. On March 17, the team visited two women-led businesses representing the full value chain, from hatchery through fish grow out to post-harvest processing and sale in shops.
The ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program welcomed Illinois Soybean Association farmer leaders and staff to Cambodia this week to see updates on WISHH aquaculture and feed activities. ISA came to the Southeast Asian country on January