Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

40 families of pepper growers form agri-community in Tbong Khmum

Forty families of pepper growers in Memot’s Tbong Khmum province have volunteered to form a modern agriculture community, said an official of the Agriculture Ministry. ...

Mom Kunthea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501510869/40-families-of-pepper-growers-form-agri-community-in-tbong-khmum/

Red corn production soars to 1.7M tonnes, MAFF says

The red corn production in 2024 increased to nearly 1.7 million tonnes compared to 1.5 million tonnes last year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) yesterday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501505078/red-corn-production-soars-to-1-7m-tonnes-maff-says/

Chanthol pushes for export of pepper, bananas into US market

Sun Chanthol, Deputy Prime Minister and First Vice-Chairman of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) urged Patrick Murphy, Executive Vice President of Rice and Grain Global Sourcing at Otis McAllister to consider the possibility of exporting more agricultural products into the United States ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501501033/chanthol-pushes-for-export-of-pepper-bananas-into-us-market/

Agricultural fair and forum to promote local products, nationalism

In an effort to promote local agriculture and inspire a sense of nationalism among Cambodians, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries is set to host the “Khmer Agricultural Village” fair and the “Discuss the Taste of Khmer Agricultural Products” forum. ...

Hong Raksmey
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agricultural-fair-and-forum-to-promote-local-products-nationalism

China considering additional SEZs in Kingdom

China has agreed to study the possibility of creating more special economic zones (SEZ) in Cambodia, while pledging to encourage Chinese companies to invest in the Kingdom, as well as expanding agricultural imports from Cambodia. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-considering-additional-sezs-in-kingdom

Cambodia strengthens trade ties with Pakistan, Bangladesh

The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) yesterday inked an agreement with Pakistan to establish a joint committee aimed at elevating trade cooperation. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501496424/cambodia-strengthens-trade-ties-with-pakistan-bangladesh/

Cambodia working on climate resilient rice industry

Cambodia’s rice sector is working on transformation on the framework of climate resilience within the rice industry to get more competitiveness in the market, Sang Saran, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489808/cambodia-working-on-climate-resilient-rice-industry/

Cambodian pepper looks for market in Malaysia

The Cambodia Pepper and Spices Federation (CPSF) has sought ways to promote Cambodia’s peppercorn in the Malaysian market, stressing that this ASEAN nation has potential for organic pepper. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489150/cambodian-pepper-looks-for-market-in-malaysia/

Battambang bounces back with surge in rice production

Cambodia generated revenue of $870 million from both rice and paddy exports of which 80 percent of the revenue was generated from paddy export while only 20 percent came from rice, a sum of 2.64 million tonnes in the first four months this year. ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489140/battambang-bounces-back-with-surge-in-rice-production/

$30M credit guarantee scheme for rice inked

The state-owned Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC), Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and participating financial institutions (PFIs) signed an agreement on the $30 million Rice Export Guarantee Scheme (REGS) to help millers stockpile rice for milling, processing, exporting and making local value-added products. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501487226/30m-credit-guarantee-scheme-for-rice-inked/

Cambodia earns $170 million from rice exports

In the first four months this year, Cambodia exported 248,491 tonnes of rice worth $170.2 million, a report by the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) showed yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501485203/cambodia-earns-170-million-from-rice-exports/

ASEAN-International Wholesale Market opens for business

The ASEAN-International Wholesale Market, locally known as the New Deum Kor Market, was officially inaugurated last week in a ceremony including Khuong Sreng, Governor of Phnom Penh, Wang Wentian, Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia, and other representatives and stakeholders of the project. ...

James Whitehead
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501481579/asean-international-wholesale-market-opens-for-business/

Use domestic rubber as raw material, PM tells tyre factories

Prime Minister Hun Manet has asked all tyre factories in the country to use domestic rubber as raw material inputs, creating a market for rubber plantation farmers even as two more tyre factory projects have received in-principle approval for investment in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501480753/use-domestic-rubber-as-raw-material-pm-tells-tyre-factories/

Cashew nut processing competition pioneered to bolster local industry

Under a fresh initiative supported by the Department of Agro-Industry, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), cashew farmers and processors nationwide will compete to win the top spot for local cashew nut production quality and capacity. ...

James Whitehead
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474741/cashew-nut-processing-competition-pioneered-to-bolster-local-industry/

Stringent rules for meat importers soon, says GDCE

The General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of Cambodia said that after a meeting with meat importers, it will be setting more stringent guidelines and conditions for those operating in this sector. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501470201/stringent-rules-for-meat-importers-soon-says-gdce/

Rice exports earn $123 million in Q1

Cambodia exported 166,451 tons of milled rice in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, down 5.7 percent from 176,581 tons in the same period last year, a report from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) showed. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469151/rice-exports-earn-123-million-in-q1/

Indonesia to import 22,500 tonnes rice from Cambodia for Eid al-Fitr

The Indonesian Government is planning to import 22,500 tonnes of rice from Cambodia to complement domestic stocks in meeting the needs ahead of Eid al-Fitr, the National Food Agency (Bapanas) stated. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501459050/indonesia-to-import-22500-tonnes-rice-from-cambodia-for-eid-al-fitr/

Cambodia’s rice export down 7.2 pct in first 2 months of 2024

Cambodia had exported 90,153 tons of milled rice in the first two months of 2024, down 7.2 percent from 97,153 tons over the same period 2023, said a Cambodia Rice Federation’s report released on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501453280/cambodias-rice-export-down-7-2-pct-in-first-2-months-of-2024/

Agriculture ministry seeks to stabilize rice producers’ prices

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is exploring mechanisms seeking to stabilize local rice producers’ sale prices in the event of temporary declines caused by market fluctuations. ...

James Whitehead
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501447879/agriculture-ministry-seeks-to-stabilize-rice-producers-prices/

Ministry proposes security measures for value of rice

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has resolved to submit a proposal for maintaining the value of rice and ensuring food security to the chairman of the Economic and Financial Policy Committee. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-proposes-security-measures-for-value-of-rice

Kingdom remains tenth-largest rice producing nation

Cambodia currently ranks 10th among the world’s largest rice producers, both for domestic consumption and export, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-remains-tenth-largest-rice-producing-nation

Ministry ready to stabilise rice prices in case of necessity

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that it has mechanisms in place to stabilise rice prices if necessary with a special financing package, particularly in the event of sharp, temporary declines. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-ready-to-stabilise-rice-prices-in-case-of-necessity

Salt production up nearly 150 percent in 2023

Kampot and Kep provinces produced 81,154 tonnes of salt last year, 148.9 percent increase over 32,900 tonnes in 2022, a Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation report showed.   ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501444693/salt-production-up-nearly-150-percent-in-2023/

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