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Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Cassava, cashew nut, mango exports to Vietnam up almost 149%

Cambodia exported more than 1.11 million tonnes of cassava, cashew nuts and fresh mangoes to Vietnam in the first three months of 2021, up by nearly 149 per cent despite the two countries tightening their borders over fears of the spread of Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-cashew-nut-mango-exports-vietnam-almost-149

Kingdom expects 100,000 tonnes of fresh mango shipments to China

Cambodia has set an ambitious target of exporting up to 100,000 tonnes of fresh mangoes a year to China after the Kingdom made the first shipment of the fresh fruit directly to the world’s second largest economic nation on Friday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50854043/kingdom-expects-100000-tonnes-of-fresh-mango-shipments-to-china/

Safe foods stores keep prices steady amid lockdown

A number of safe-agricultural-product specialist stores in Phnom Penh have expressed their commitment to maintain the prices of their commodities and contribute to the government’s efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town in Kandal ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/safe-foods-stores-keep-prices-steady-amid-lockdown

Unseasonable rainfall melts salt production hopes

This year’s salt market will not be as strong as it was last year, with yields and prices expected to drop, according to salt producers in Kampot province. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/unseasonable-rainfall-melts-salt-production-hopes

Aquaculture group urges authorities to enforce import rules, ease transport issues

The Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) on April 19 called on relevant authorities and institutions to enforce compliance with fish-import regulations and facilitate transport for distributors to ensure an adequate market supply of fish to reverse a recent price jump. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aquaculture-group-urges-authorities-enforce-import-rules-ease-transport-issues
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aquaculture-group-urges-authorities-enforce-import-rules-ease-transport-issues

Local rice producers sell at discount

A number of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) member companies have reduced retail prices of milled rice by 10,000-20,000 riel ($2.50-5) per 50kg sack to participate in government efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/local-rice-producers-sell-discount

Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

GI tag to create buzz around honey

A long-awaited Geographical Indication (GI) certificate handover ceremony for “Mondulkiri wild honey” scheduled for April 6 was postponed in light of the February 20 community transmission. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gi-tag-create-buzz-around-honey

Milled-rice exports plunge 33% in Q1

Cambodia exported 153,688 tonnes of milled rice in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, representing a 77,260-tonne or 33.45-per-cent drop from the 230,948 tonnes posted in January-March 2020, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-plunge-33-q1

Communes added to Kampot’s Bokor town

Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to create Bokor town in Kampot province’s Bokor area by combining three communes from the province’s Teuk Chhou district to ease administration and aid development. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communes-added-kampots-bokor-town

Cambodian rice price up on international market

The price of Cambodian milled rice on the international market has seen a slight uptick in the first quarter of this year from end-2020. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-price-international-market

Vietnam renews duty-free tobacco quota for 2021

Vietnam extended its 3,000-tonne duty-free quota for Cambodian dried tobacco leaves for 2021 to meet market demand, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay confirmed to The Post on March 23. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-renews-duty-free-tobacco-quota-2021

Garlic becoming potential cash crop in Mondulkiri

Garlic is becoming another potential cash crop for Cambodia’s north-eastern province of Mondulkiri – thanks to the remarkable success of a pioneer farmer. The good news was shared recently in a Facebook post by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50827814/garlic-becoming-potential-cash-crop-in-mondulkiri/

China demand stretches rubber prices

The prices of Cambodian natural rubber latex on international markets have risen by more than 10 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, driven by rising demand from China, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-demand-stretches-rubber-prices

Community to become first mango winemaker

A Tbong Khmum provincial farming community is on tenterhooks as it waits for its 11 20-litre batches of mango wine to ferment, in a new project backed by the provincial agriculture department as it explores new opportunities for the fruit. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/community-become-first-mango-winemaker

China customs size up mangoes

A team from China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on March 10 conducted a virtual inspection of three Cambodian mango farms and four treatment facilities to ensure that they are fit for export, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-customs-size-mangoes

Czech firm ramps up pepper orders

Czech-Cambodian firm EU Land and Pepper Investment Co Ltd has vowed to buy 50 per cent of all produce cultivated by its contracted smallholder growers this year to ramp up exports, with the European market in its sights. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/czech-firm-ramps-pepper-orders

Canada farm inks MoU with Prek Leap agriculture college

Toronto-listed Asia Green Biotechnology Corp (AGB) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Prek Leap National Institute of Agriculture in Phnom Penh (Prek Leap) to advance production techniques of medicinal and commercial crops. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/canada-farm-inks-mou-prek-leap-agriculture-college

Cassava prices jump on lacklustre harvest

Cassava prices in the provinces bordering Thailand and Vietnam increased during the 2020-2021 harvest season as a result of lower crop yields, according to two top provincial commerce officials. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-jump-lacklustre-harvest

Kampot salt harvest trails behind

Kampot, Cambodia’s leading salt producing province, is expected to yield less of the commodity than reported last year on adverse weather conditions, provincial Department of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation director Sok Kim Choeun told The Post on March 8. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-salt-harvest-trails-behind

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