Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Fisheries exports struggling to remain afloat, need gov’t push

Cambodia exported 1,372 tonnes of fisheries products to the international market in the first half of this year, sinking around 80 per cent from 8,710 tonnes in the same period last year, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-exports-struggling-remain-afloat-need-govt-push

Domestic animal feed production urged

Mr Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for domestic production of animal feeds to supply local demand, generate jobs, and reduce the import of the product from abroad.​​​ ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744882/domestic-animal-feed-production-urged/

Crisis talks on threat to rice imports

The Commerce Ministry and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) had an urgent meeting about the USA Rice Federation to the The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the eliminating a trade benefit on rice imported to US including from Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744806/crisis-talks-on-threat-to-rice-imports/

Rice production in first half of 2020 hits 75 percent of yearly target

Cambodia’s rice paddy cultivation as of July has fulfilled over 75 percent of this year’s target, data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries revealed. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743726/rice-production-in-first-half-of-2020-hits-75-percent-of-yearly-target/

CEO: Up to 300,000 tonnes of palm oil ‘possible’ this year

Crop-friendly weather is set to underpin growth in Cambodia’s output of crude palm oil beyond prior estimates, industry insiders have said. The oil palm, also known by its botanical name Elaeis guineensis, is a tropical plant cultivar which is said to have originated in the ancient ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ceo-300000-tonnes-palm-oil-possible-year

Cambodia’s rubber exports increase by 17 percent in first five months

Cambodia exported 97,175 tonnes of rubber to foreign markets in the first five months of this year, an increase by 17 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741048/cambodias-rubber-exports-increase-by-17-percent-in-first-five-months/

Milled-rice exports up 41%

Cambodia’s milled-rice exports gained 41 per cent to 397,660 tonnes in the first half of this year from the 281,538 tonnes shipped in the same period last year. Their combined value was $264.5 million, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng told The Post on ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-41

Prey Veng highest rice-producing province of 2020

Prey Veng province has been the highest rice-producing province in the country thus far this year, a position usually held by Battambang. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said this year, 1.4 million tonnes of rice was cultivated from Prey Veng province, making ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739349/prey-veng-highest-rice-producing-province-of-2020/

Ministry calls for cashew nut processing factory

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has urged a company that has been farming cashew nut trees in Siem Reap, to invest in a processing factory because the government is considering establishing a cashew nut research centre. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734356/ministry-calls-for-cashew-nut-processing-factory/

Market demands for salt flower attract producers

Cambodian farmers have begun to collect salt flowers and now becoming a new product gaining popularity in the market both domestically and internationally with a considerable price. ...

AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733929/market-demands-for-salt-flower-attract-producers/

Farmer shifts to animal corn feed

A farmer in Tbong Khmum province is joining the provinces bordering with Thailand to grow more corn to supply the animal feed industry. The four main corn-growing districts, Krouch Chhmar, Memot, Ou Reang Ov and Tbong Khmum have combined total of corn farm land of ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731798/farmer-shifts-to-animal-corn-feed/

‘Abnormally’ high price of pork

The Pig Support in Cambodia Association claims that the price of imported live pigs is abnormally high. The association says there are now six companies granted a business licence to import the animals from foreign countries. Most come from Thailand. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731794/abnormally-high-price-of-pork/

FAO gives policy recommendations in response to dire farming warning

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said the country’s economically crucial agriculture sector must implement a raft of new measures to combat escalating natural disasters that are threatening Cambodian crops and livestock. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730610/fao-gives-policy-recommendations-in-response-to-dire-farming-warning/

China grants local mangoes into market

The first consignment of fresh Cambodian mangoes will soon be able to directly ship to the Chinese market. The quota allowed is up to 500,000 tonnes of quality mangoes per year, the Chinese embassy to Cambodia said yesterday. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730611/china-grants-local-mangoes-into-market/

Cambodia seeks to export more rice to China

Cambodia should ask China to increase the rice import quota from the Kingdom, said Mr. Song Saran, President of Cambodia Rice Federation, in a consultative meeting with private sector held at the Ministry of Commerce Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730663/cambodia-seeks-to-export-more-rice-to-china/

Local pepper prices rebound

Local pepper farmers have reported a sharp increase in the price of the commodity rising almost 100 percent, after Chinese buyers resumed fulfilling orders as the country slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729705/local-pepper-prices-rebound/

Ministry signs MoU to boost agri-food sector

The Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KCCV Plantation Co Ltd to promote the development of a secure agri-food product value chain. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-signs-mou-boost-agri-food-sector

Kingdom becoming more self-reliant on vegetables

A senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture has called on more investment in the horticulture and subsidiary crops sector because the demand for vegetables in the country has increased nearly 1,000 tonnes per day. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726932/kingdom-becoming-more-self-reliant-on-vegetables/

Cambodia spent nearly $1 billion on import pigs and poultries each year

The representatives of the Cambodian Livestock Raisers Association said that if we use the $ 1 billion to raise pigs and poultry locally, we could generate more jobs for the people in the country and they do not need to migrate to work in a ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726064/cambodia-spent-nearly-1-billion-on-import-pigs-and-poultries-each-year/

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