Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Cashew nut exports nearly double in 2019

Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Khan Samban, director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-Industry, told The Post that the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cashew-nut-exports-nearly-double-2019

Government’s study aims to expand rubber revenue

The General Directorate of Rubber announced a joint study on family-owned rubber plantations in three provinces to better understand how growers have responded to the sharp drop in rubber prices over the past nine years. The average cost of rubber has fallen from around $4,600 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/governments-study-aims-expand-rubber-revenue

Corn industry maintains hope for rebound amid plummeting prices

Total corn exports dropped by more than 40 per cent on 2018 due to last year’s drought and pest damage, industry insiders said. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data showed that last year the Kingdom exported 119,993 tonnes of red corn – down 41.23 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/corn-industry-maintains-hope-rebound-amid-plummeting-prices

As rice exports to EU drop, dealers are reducing prices due to tariffs

Government data showed that Cambodia’s rice exports to the European Union had dropped by 30 percent in 2019, after the economic bloc imposed tariffs at the start of last year. Ministry of Agriculture data showed that rice exports dropped from 300,000 tons in 2018 to around ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/as-rice-exports-to-eu-drop-dealers-are-reducing-prices-due-to-tariffs-/5229066.html

Special status pepper sales not so spicy

About 120 tonnes of Kampot pepper, which received geographical indication (GI) certification from the European Union in 2019, was harvested last year but less than half of the yield was sold in the traditional way through the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676343/special-status-pepper-sales-not-so-spicy

Boosting domestic vegetable production to curb imports

The country planted a variety of vegetables covering a total 58,000 hectares of land nationwide by the end of 2019 that produced 68 per cent of local market demand, according to Ministry of Agriculture’s spokesperson Srey Vuthy. By 2023, he wants this to increase to 63,000 ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676080/boosting-domestic-vegetable-production-to-curb-imports

PM urges farmers to diversify crops amid shortage of water

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday called for farmers to diversify beyond rice during the dry season, amid meteorologists’ warnings that a decline in water levels due to drought will adversely impact output and prices. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-urges-farmers-diversify-crops-amid-shortage-water

Hun Sen wants foreign money to invest in agro-processing

Cambodia’s Prime Minister is calling for more investments on agriculture processing and technology industry in the Kingdom. Speaking at a graduation ceremony yesterday, Mr Hun Sen said that more than 2 million hectares of paddy were harvested among the 2.7 million hectares of cultivated land ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674133/hun-sen-wants-foreign-money-to-invest-in-agro-processing

Hun Sen defends free market rice pricing in the Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended the Kingdom’s stance in letting the free market determine the price of rice and blasted critics by saying Cambodia is not a communist country. Fluctuations in the price of rice have some farmers calling on the government to set ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674238/hun-sen-defends-free-market-rice-pricing-in-the-kingdom

Exporter urges Kampot pepper farmers to focus on quality

An exporter has asked farmers to focus on producing high-quality pepper by following strict standards to strengthen demand for their products abroad. According to the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association, 50 percent of Kampot pepper is exported to the EU, while 30 percent is consumed internally. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673130/exporter-urges-kampot-pepper-farmers-to-focus-on-quality

WFP project blends regular and fortified rice

The World Food Programme Cambodia and Green Trade Company yesterday launched a project to blend regular rice with fortified rice to be used to provide free breakfast for children in targeted schools next year.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50671914/wfp-project-blends-regular-and-fortified-rice

Prime Minister appeals to rice millers not to lower paddy prices

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday appealed to rice millers and paddy buyers not to lower prices and to secure better rates for farmers facing difficulties in the early harvest season. The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) said the low prices were due to an influx ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prime-minister-appeals-rice-millers-not-lower-paddy-prices

RDB set to distribute $50M to rice millers to sustain paddy market

The state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has announced that it will distribute $50 million in loans to private rice millers to sustain the paddy market for farmers. The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said the funds will be used to purchase nearly 300,000 tonnes of paddy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rdb-set-distribute-50m-rice-millers-sustain-paddy-market

Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants

Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mango-exporters-urged-set-hi-tech-packaging-plants

Contract farming paying off for growers, millers, say industry insiders

Contract farming between community producers and rice millers or buyers brings growers great benefits, with an expanded market and more favourable prices, industry insiders have said. Contract farming refers to an agreement between a company and an agricultural community regarding prices, quantities and standards of quality. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/contract-farming-paying-growers-millers-say-industry-insiders

Chinese firms seek investments in coconut farming in Cambodia

A group of investors from the Chinese province of Hainan is now in the Kingdom exploring opportunities in coconut farming. The delegation met yesterday with Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon in Phnom Penh to discuss the coconut sector in the Kingdom and announce their intention ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667072/chinese-firms-seek-investments-in-coconut-farming-in-cambodia/

Chinese eye asset management

A group of Chinese investors has expressed interest in investing in Cambodia’s asset management sector and tapping into the vast opportunities for businesses and investments brought about by the Kingdom’s current economic development. Kao Thach, the CEO of state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB), met with a ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-eye-asset-management

CRF: $200M in emergency loans needed for rice sector

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) to provide $200 million in emergency loans to buy paddy from farmers during the ongoing post-monsoon harvest season as falling prices threaten their livelihoods. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-200m-emergency-loans-needed-rice-sector

Cambodian rice set for export to South Africa

Milled rice exporter Mekong Oryza Trading Co Ltd signed an export memorandum of understanding (MoU) with companies from Hong Kong and South Africa in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The agreement was inked between Mekong Oryza Trading, Hong Kong-based Zhonghui Taifu International Co Ltd and South African-based ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-set-export-south-africa

Officials pumping water into drought-affected rice fields

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Monday that the drought is taking its toll on more than 10,000ha of rice fields in Battambang and more than 1,000ha in Kampong Cham. He said Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo, Banteay Meanchey, Tbong Khmum, ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-pumping-water-drought-affected-rice-fields

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