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Shinta Mani Foundation Partners with Feed the Future Project

January 16, 2017 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The Shinta Mani Foundation has recently partnered with Feed The Future Project, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative.http://www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-phuket-spa-sanctuary This program aims to provide local Cambodian villagers with the knowledge to obtain their daily nutritional food intake by means of foodie tuks tuks which meander their way through the rural communities.

The foodie tuk tuks are an innovative way to bring the knowledge from the Shinta Mani Foundation Farm where different varieties of vegetables and crops such as pumpkins, choy sum, bitter gourds, dragonfruits and tomatoes are being planted sustainably.

Shinta Mani chefs and employees have developed traditional and nutritious Khmer recipes which have been evaluated by a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for nutritional content and health benefits. A total of 15 recipes have been created into a booklet and these will be given to the local families, encouraging them to create tasty and healthy meals. The goal is for this initiative to positively impact 1,900 families in rural Cambodia by the end of 2017.

In agrarian Cambodia where the dependency on the country’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry for their livelihoods is at least 70% of the population, there is a great need to promote sustainable management of the country’s rich natural resources to improve the well-being of the rural people. A quarter of Cambodians are food-deprived, and a third of their rural population live below the poverty line.

The Feed the Future Project is a worldwide hunger and food security initiative where it’s main aim is to transform lives by breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger, by reducing the prevalence of poverty by 20%. They work hand-in-hand with the Shinta Mani Foundation to develop Cambodia’s agriculture sectors.

“We are proud to partner with Feed The Future to provide sustainable agriculture techniques to villagers in Siem Reap through the use of the most local means of transport here – the tuk tuk. The tuk tuks started operating in September 2016 and are run by the different Feed the Future partners such as the Human Resource and Rural Economic Development Organization (HURREDO). We believe this is a great opportunity to create a lasting and positive impact for the people of Cambodia, and we hope to continue our partnerships with similar organizations in the future,” says Brad Akins, Director of Shinta Mani Foundation.

At Shinta Mani Foundation, the Feed the Future project will undergo three phases in total –

Phase 1: Research the different vegetable varieties that are most effectively grown in Cambodia

Phase 2: The development of the home gardens at Shinta Mani Farm

Phase 3: The development of nutritional meals using the vegetables from the villagers’ own home gardens

To support the Shinta Mani Foundation, Shinta Mani Club has a package that invites guests to play an active role in contributing to the local community with the Open Doors, Open Hearts package that allows guests to donate a water well.

Open Doors, Open Hearts – Donate a water well to the local community and save up to 25%

Inclusions:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Deluxe Room
  • Daily à la carte breakfast
  • Return airport transportation
  • Fast track immigration on arrival
  • Early check in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Half-day tour to a floating village with an ox cart ride
  • Evening visit to Phare the Cambodian Circus
  • 90-minute spa treatment
  • Dinner at Kroya and Hot Rod
  • Farewell Gift

A percentage of each daily room rate contributes to support the Shinta Mani Foundation’s activities. As many families lack access to clean water, they collect water from stagnant ponds or dirty streams and chance contracting disease. Or, they are forced to spend time in search of drinkable water. By building water wells, families benefit in health gains, educational study, and work productivity.

Bookings at book@shintamani.com or call +855 63 761 999 to book this package

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