Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Call for UK to invest in Cambodia’s agriculture sector

Cambodia has called on the UK to consider investing in the processing of agricultural products after noting it is an important market for Cambodia’s agricultural products and manufacturing. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/call-for-uk-to-invest-in-cambodias-agriculture-sector

Ministry mulls museum to celebrate rubber legacy

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to establish a museum in Tbong Khmum province to promote the history of rubber cultivation and the industry in Cambodia. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-mulls-museum-celebrate-rubber-legacy

Amru Rice wins global standard for food safety

Amru Rice, this morning announced to receive the official certificate “Grade A” from the British Retail Consortium Global Standard (BRCGS) on the successful assessment and certified as meeting the requirements of “Global Standard for Food Safety” validity till the end of 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501225574/amru-rice-wins-global-standard-for-food-safety/

Rice firm plans Mondulkiri expansion

Prominent locally-owned rice miller and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd plans to set up facilities in Mondulkiri province, sourcing the grain required for production from nearby smallholder farmers to ensure remunerative prices for the staple crop, according to the company’s founder and director-general Song ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-firm-plans-mondulkiri-expansion

Cashew policy gateway to export market

A national policy to push Cambodia’s cashew industry has been approved with the aim of transforming the sector into a major global supplier. ...

Chhorn Raksmey
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-cashew-policy-gateway-to-export-market

Champei Sar 70, a new rice variety named after Cambodia-Australia’s diplomatic relationship

Champei Sar 70 is a new variety of rice named in late 2022 by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Cambodia and Australia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501222388/champei-sar-70-a-new-rice-variety-named-after-cambodia-australias-diplomatic-relationship/

Cambodia’s rubber goods exports up 28% in 2022

Cambodia earned $541.66 million from the export of rubber and rubber articles in 2022, recording a growth of 28.3 percent compared to the previous year, despite adverse conditions including a fall in the prices of natural rubber. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501221397/cambodias-rubber-goods-exports-up-28-in-2022/

Tie-ups eyed for gainful rice types

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina urges the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) to focus on partnering with businesses to monetise the creation of different varieties of rice to create new income streams. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tie-ups-eyed-gainful-rice-types

Gov't looking to boost domestic cashew processing with new policy

Chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen on January 13, the plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers approved the draft “National Policy on Cashew Nuts for 2022-2027” to develop inclusively competitive production and processing as well as ensure economic sustainability and diversification. ...

Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-looking-boost-domestic-cashew-processing-new-policy

China importers urged to buy from Cambodia

The head of the apex Cambodia trade body has asked importers operating in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi to take advantage of the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) and buy produce made in the Kingdom, particularly items on which concessions have been granted. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-importers-urged-buy-cambodia

Rice exports total 637,004 tons in 2022

Cambodia exported more than 637,000 tons of rice last year, with nearly half going to China, official data showed on Friday. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/rice-exports-total-637004-tons-in-2022

China a key buyer of Cambodia’s agricultural products

China is one of the key importers of Cambodia’s agricultural produce in 2022, according to a report released by the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501215195/china-a-key-buyer-of-cambodias-agricultural-products/

GI status expected for 3 more products

The private sector expects that international demand for “Kampot-Kep salt”, “Kampot-Kep fish sauce” and “Takeo crayfish” will grow following their anticipated domestic registrations as geographical indications (GIs) this year. ...

Post staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gi-status-expected-3-more-products

Rice farmers turn to new jobs amid tumbling prices

Some Battambang farmers are being forced to find new jobs as rice prices fall, while others are forced to continue rice farming despite the struggle. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/rice-farmers-turn-to-new-jobs-amid-tumbling-prices

Jan-Oct agricultural exports bring in over $3B: ministry

Cambodia earned nearly $3.070 billion from agricultural exports in the first 10 months of this year, preliminary data based on exporters’ invoices released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries showed. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/jan-oct-agricultural-exports-bring-over-3b-ministry

CRF, TIKA reach MoU to improve Cambodian rice farmers’ livelihoods

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), which will improve the livelihoods of rice farmers. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501206284/crf-tika-reach-mou-to-improve-cambodian-rice-farmers-livelihoods/

Inter-agency meet hoped to ratchet up live-pig rates

An inter-ministerial meeting scheduled for December 19 is set to explore solutions for the plummeting domestic live pig prices seen in recent weeks, raising hopes among farmers for rates to return at the very least to sustainable levels. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/inter-agency-meet-hoped-ratchet-live-pig-rates

Cambodia’s agricultural commodities target China as a key export destination

China is an increasingly important export destination for Cambodia’s agricultural commodities, thanks to the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), which went into effect on January 1, 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501200944/cambodias-agricultural-commodities-target-china-as-a-key-export-destination/

Pig carcasses being smuggled from Cambodia to Thailand seized, driver of truck nabbed

About 1.5 metric tons of pork carcasses were seized by Thai Livestock and customs Sunday. The pork had been allegedly smuggled into Thailand’s eastern border province of Sa Kaeo from Cambodia, Thai media  PBS World reported. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501197255/pig-carcasses-being-smuggled-from-cambodia-to-thailand-seized-driver-of-truck-nabbed/

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