“Food safety is key for a sustainable food system, which lies at the heart of the European Green Deal and Farm to Fork Strategy. The EU is strongly committed to working with partner countries on this front not only from a human development angle, but more importantly an economic development perspective, whereby food safety can help countries like Cambodia to unlock greater trade opportunities in the regional and global market,” said H.E Carmen Moreno, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Cambodia celebrated the WFSD this year on 30 June 2022, which was jointly organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), WHO, and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly, Chairman of the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), the Ministry of Health (MoH), the Ministry of Commerce (MoC), and other line ministries with financial support from the European Union (EU) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The celebration sought to raise public awareness on food safety matters and increasing recognition of the growing importance of food safety issues for Cambodia both for the protection of domestic consumers and for agri-food industry development.
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