Agriculture

Agricultural management systems and technologies

Authorities fix breached dam

Battambang provincial authorities and residents are fixing a partly broken dam in Svay Cheat village, in Sangke district’s Raing Kesei commune, after farmers breached it to irrigate their paddy fields. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-fix-breached-dam

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land

The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landowner-told-structures-encroach-heritage-land

Officials: Week without rain will damage paddy fields

Siem Reap and Battambang provincial officials have expressed concerns that another week without rainfall will damage more than 65,000ha of paddy fields. Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture director Tea Kimsoth told The Post on Tuesday that 4,800ha of paddy fields in Srei Snam, Kralanh ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-week-without-rain-will-damage-paddy-fields

Japan provides $52M in grants

The Japanese government has provided more than $52 million in grants for Cambodia’s socio-economic development projects so far this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japan-provides-52m-grants

Farmers urged to rethink chemical use

Experts on Monday requested farmers to rethink the use of chemicals, particularly the mixing of them, a practice causing serious impacts on the health of both people and animals, and harming the natural environment. The issue was discussed at a workshop run by international development ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/farmers-urged-rethink-chemical-use

Agriculture issues ‘unresolved’

At the capital’s Peace Palace on Monday, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sokhon led a delegation at a meeting with the Supreme Consultation Forum to discuss all issues under the ministry’s remit. Following the meeting, some council members expressed dismay that several of ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-issues-unresolved

Water Ministry to implement two mega projects

The Water Resources Ministry and the Asian Development Bank in Cambodia will implement two mega projects totalling $380 million to improve water management in the Kingdom this year. According to a ministry statement, ADB Cambodia’s country director Sunniya Durrani-Jama met Water Resources Minister Lim Kean ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50575344/water-ministry-to-implement-two-mega-projects/

Hopes for potato farming in the Kingdom running high

After determining the best provinces in the country to grow potatoes, Cambodian scientists are now working to figure out what varieties adapt best to the local soil and will have the highest yields. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50521747/hopes-for-potato-farming-in-the-kingdom-running-high/

Japanese government to keep supporting MRC

The Japanese government has pledged its continued support for the Mekong River Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve irrigation facilities under a four-year $1.4 million project involving Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510824/japanese-government-to-keep-supporting-mrc/

Chamkar Mon water treatment plant to be ready by November 2019

The water treatment plant in Chamkar Mon will come online next year, with construction work to expand the facility expected to end November 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505494/chamkar-mon-water-treatment-plant-to-be-ready-by-november-2019/

Wetlands clearance stopped

Sa’ang and Kien Svay district authorities in Kandal province stopped a military official from clearing an area of wetland, creating a canal that was siphoning water from a larger canal that served farmers in the area and filling in other canals, seizing a bulldozer in ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wetlands-clearance-stopped

Officials meet with JICA over Phnom Penh water management

Phnom Penh municipal officials on Monday met with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to discuss a water treatment project in Dangkor district aimed at providing clean water and improving the city’s water management system. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50505354/officials-meet-with-jica-over-phnom-penh-water-management/

Chinese lab promises help for Cambodia’s agriculture sector

A Chinese laboratory pledged this week to aid the development of Cambodia’s agricultural sector by sharing expertise, technology and human resources. Representatives of the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Centre, located in China’s southern province of Hunan, made the pledge on Sunday during an official visit ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50490139/chinese-lab-promises-help-for-cambodias-agriculture-sector/

Major irrigation project underway

Officials on Saturday kicked off a large irrigation project to provide water to farmers in Takeo and Kampot provinces in hopes of enabling them to harvest rice three times a year. The project is part of an $82 million irrigation effort funded by the Asian ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/major-irrigation-project-underway

India loan signed to fund dam in Kampong Speu

India’s state-owned Export-Import Bank agreed to loan $36.92 million to the Cambodian government to fund the development of a dam and reservoir in Kampong Speu province. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/india-loan-signed-fund-dam-kampong-speu

UN’s IFAD examines farming programs

A UN agricultural development body presented a report evaluating their commitment of over 20 years and $189.5 million to Cambodia’s rural farmers yesterday, finding both positives and negatives in their partnership with the government. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/uns-ifad-examines-farming-programs

China makes five proposals on securing shared future for Lancang-Mekong

Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called on five nations living on the Lancang-Mekong River to consolidate political will and deepen economic ties to promote regional peace and sustainable development. China is willing to work with others to strengthen the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) as China benefits ...

Xinhua
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/11/c_136886297.htm

Partnership with US university for better cassava

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon met on Monday with visiting US professors W. Ronnie Coffman and Max J. Pfeffer from Cornell University to discuss cooperation in a new project whose purpose is to yield disease-resilient, high yielding cassava. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101289/partnership-us-university-better-cassava/

QR code stickers to build consumer trust

The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing to launch a QR code sticker scheme that will allow authorities and consumers to check the origin of vegetables and other agricultural products and see whether or not producers follow good agricultural practice (GAP).​ ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50100404/qr-code-stickers-build-consumer-trust/

Farming project gets extension, $66M

The government and international funders have committed a further $66 million to a project to increase small farmers’ productivity, after yesterday claiming success in the program’s initial seven-year period. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farming-project-gets-extension-66m

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