FAO to assist country’s struggling fisheries

Khmer Times

Cambodia will receive a boost in its efforts to combat climate change and curb illegal fishing after the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) received approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to implement projects in eight countries, including Cambodia.

The five projects will benefit from $46.6 million in funding and also sponsor projects in Cameroon, Eritrea, Lesotho, Malaysia, Senegal, Thailand and Vietnam.

The projects will be co-financed and carried out in partnership with host governments, according to the FAO.

FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said: “It is vital we take action now to restore the natural systems on land and water that we rely on to achieve better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life.”

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