Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Border opening on table

Cambodia and Thailand are in talks to open more border gates to import and export agricultural products after the two countries largely closed their borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Held on Tuesday on the Thai side of the border, the Cambodian delegation was led by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-opening-table

China remains major market for Cambodia rice exports

China remains the main source for Cambodia rice exports according to just-released data from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). The CRF’s figures show that in the first quarter of 2020, 44 percent of Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to China or 101,345 tonnes. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708983/china-remains-major-market-for-cambodia-rice-exports/

Cambodia’s rice export up 35 Percent in Q1 amid looming ban

Cambodia exported a total of 230,948 tons of milled rice to foreign markets in the first quarter of this year, according to Cambodia Rice Federation’s report. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708588/cambodias-rice-export-up-35-percent-in-q1-amid-looming-ban/

Rice stockpile boosted in face of continuing Coronavirus threat

The Cambodian government has been looking to secure a stockpile of milled rice to ensure a sufficient domestic supply of the staple. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708400/rice-stockpile-boosted-in-face-of-continuing-coronavirus-threat/

PM orders suspension of white rice, paddy exports

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the suspension of white rice and paddy exports from Cambodia from 11:59pm on April 5, on the grounds of securing domestic supplies while Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Cambodia. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-suspension-white-rice-paddy-exports

Banana exports booming despite pandemic

Cambodia exported 72,182 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to international markets during the first three months of this year, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said.​ Most of the bananas were exported to China, with the rest being shipped to Vietnam and Japan. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banana-exports-booming-despite-pandemic

Cashew nut growers feel the pinch as their price plunge

A representative of a cashew growing association has said that market prices for the fruit have dramatically decreased in the last fortnight, blaming border restrictions and a reduction in demand. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707164/cashew-nut-growers-feel-the-pinch-as-their-price-plunge/

Vietnamese-owned rubber plantations looking to hire

Vietnamese-owned rubber plantations in the Kingdom’s northeast are short on workers and are looking to recruit as many as 105,000 of them from now until the end of 2021. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vietnamese-owned-rubber-plantations-looking-hire

$50 million emergency fund for small and medium enterprises

The government yesterday launched a $50million special fund for small and medium Enterprise (SMEs) to boost competitiveness, productivity and daily business operations amid the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 and a 20 percent withdrawal of zero tariffs under the EU’s Everything but Arms (EBA) trade ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702354/50-million-emergency-fund-for-small-and-medium-enterprises/

$80 million requested from RDB for upcoming harvests

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has requested the state-run Rural Development Bank of Cambodia (RDB), reserve an additional $30 million to purchase paddy from the Kingdom’s rice farmers during the upcoming harvest seasons. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50701110/80-million-requested-from-rdb-for-upcoming-harvests

Rice farmers struggle during drought season

For more than four months, people living in some rural areas in the provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortages. Canals, streams and ponds have dried due to high temperatures during this year’s dry season. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700262/rice-farmers-struggle-during-drought-season

Rice association responds to stockpiling concerns

As fears of Covid-19 drive people to stockpile food, some fear supermarkets may run out of essential commodities like rice. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-association-responds-stockpiling-concerns

Future is bright for nation’s rice farmers

In the wake of concerns about the detrimental impact of the European Commission’s partial EBA withdrawal on Cambodia’s rice export industry, there is positive news. As the country’s most important crop, around 600,000 tonnes of jasmine and fragrant rice are exported every year, according to the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694317/future-is-bright-for-nations-rice-farmers

Rubber exports increase 17%

Cambodia exported 27,445 tonnes of rubber worth $40 million in the first month of the year, up 17 per cent compared to the same period last year, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official Khuon Phalla told The Post on Thursday.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-increase-17

Salt production yields hit another record low year

Salt production last year hit another low because of poor weather conditions and a shortage of labour,  figures from Ministry of Industry and Handicraft show. A total of 18,430 tonnes has been produced, creating a call for the condiment to be imported. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692903/salt-production-yields-hit-another-record-low-year

Red-tape eliminated for agro-product exporters

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced that rice exporters and agro-product exporters can now attain sanitary and phytosanitary certificates at one window service centres to streamline the process. The ministry’s decision was made after a Cambodia Rice Federation proposal last week. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-tape-eliminated-agro-product-exporters

Banana exports solid but mangoes struggling as Novel Coronavirus affects fresh fruit markets

Fresh bananas are still being exported to the Chinese market. However, fresh mangoes to the South Korean market have been badly hit by the Noval Coronavirus effect on fresh fruit markets.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692103/banana-exports-solid-but-mangoes-struggling-as-novel-coronavirus-affects-fresh-fruit-markets

Organic vegetable retailer unveils QR code scheme for origin source

Organic vegetable retailer Natural Agriculture Village has introduced QR codes on its product packaging, which will allow consumers to see where their produce comes from. Natural Agriculture Village president Bun Sieng, who is also a member of local distributor Green Gold, told The Post on Sunday ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/organic-vegetable-retailer-unveils-qr-code-scheme-origin-source

CLRA makes call to raise more pigs

The Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) has called on locals to increase pig production to curb imports as pork prices and demand rise. Its director Srun Poav said pig farming in the Kingdom remains relatively limited following the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) last ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/clra-makes-call-raise-more-pigs

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