A Sustainable Solution To Malnutrition In Cambodia

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MaD aims to enable 340 rural Cambodian families to grow Moringa Oleifera & Amaranth grain, two super-foods which will help them develop a long term solution to poverty, malnutrition & food security

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With 26% of the population & 44% of children affected, chronic malnutrition is a major problem in Cambodia - especially in rural areas such as Prolit & Sambuor villages. When MaD surveyed Prolit we spoke to 170 of the 196 households. They told us that the biggest problems they faced were lack of food and poor health. 136 households said their food expenses were higher than their income, with 58 in debt as a result. Tackling malnutrition would improve health, livelihoods & educational attainment


Moringa Oleifera & Amaranth grain are two of the most nutritious foods known to man (see links below). We aim to provide each household in Prolit & Sambuor with several crops, training in organic farming & education about the importance of nutrition.

Long-Term Impact

By providing families with the knowledge and resources they need to grow & eat Moringa & Amaranth, this project will empower the people of Prolit to find a long term solution to malnutrition & food insecurity, thereby improving health and livelihoods

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Updates on the development of our Moringa nursery
Article by MaD on the amazing Moringa tree
Article on the incredible benefits of amaranth
Article by TreesForLife on the benefits of Moringa

Organization Information

MaD Cambodia

Location: Siem Reap - Cambodia
Website: http:/​/​www.madcambodia.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MaDCambodia
MaD Cambodia
Phil Starling
Project Leader:
Phil Starling
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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