This Project is currently implemented by the Vulnerable Children Assistance Organization (VCAO), a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) with years of experience working with BMZ (project number: 2014.1699.9) that was evaluated externally with very positive results. VCAO implements the project together with three non-profit NGOs: Cambodian Women's Development Association (CWDA), KHEMARA and Children and Life Association (CLA). All four NGOs worked successfully in managing development projects on community-based poverty reduction and are nationally recognized and highlyvalued partner organizations of Terre des Hommes (TdH). The NGOs joined forces in this project to muster their respective strengths and best practices to combating the causes of malnutrition and hunger with the involvement of the target groups and to further develop an interdisciplinary and coordinative approach with the local authorities and the relevant ministries. The NGOs have a long-term staff of 8 to 24 full-time employees (50% women) with at least 5 years of professional experience and are supported by community volunteers. Their annual budget is between 100,000 to 300,000 USD. The NGOs are members of national and international networks. Direct target groups are: 6,336 children ages 0-17
- Contribution to Food Sovereignty (SDG 2) provided through the project’s initiatives in the four provinces of Takeo, Kampong Speu, Tboung Khmum and Prey Veng in Cambodia.
Project goal and (Outcome):
- The nutritional situation, agricultural added-value and the resilience of poor smallholder families, especially marginalized women and children- in 60 village communities of seven municipalities in 4 districts, is sustainably improved.
Under goals (Output):
- The production capacity and income generating practices are sustainably improved in 60 villages.
- Knowledge about climate change and resilience is sustainably strengthened in 60 villages.
- Pre-natal mothers and mothers with children aged 0-2 years in 60 rural communities