GAFSP support aims to help local farmers achieve higher crop yields by providing relevant extension and advisory support, improving resource management strategies, and enhancing the quality of seeds, use of fertilizers and access to machinery and appropriate fertilizers. GAFSP funding allows for the adoption of proven technologies, and for training that will allow farmers to participate in food processing, marketing, and trading activities to improve their incomes.
Currently 80% of the population in Cambodia has a diet high in carbohydrates (particularly from cereals) and low in both fats and proteins. Diversification of crops will allow the country to decrease its dependence on imported fruits and vegetables. It will also expand its high-value crops for export, such as high quality rice and fine herbs and spices. GAFSP funding for Cambodia will increase earnings and incomes for the rural poor, which will in turn allow affected households to access other foods, goods, and services that will improve nutritional status and general welfare.