Agriculture

Agricultural policy and administration

PM seeks overseas markets for Kingdom’s agricultural products

Speaking at the closing ceremony of 2018-2019 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Annual Result Review Meeting, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia’s agricultural sector is showing progress, with it producing nearly six million tonnes of paddy, which can be processed into four million tonnes of milled ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-seeks-overseas-markets-kingdoms-agricultural-products

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

Drought affects 13 provinces

Drought has affected about 20,000ha of rice fields in 13 provinces, with Kampong Cham being the most affected, said National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy on Sunday. Vy said early in the rainy season, torrential rain nationwide caused flooding and damage to roads ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-affects-13-provinces

Minister pushes the implementation of agriculture policy

The Agriculture Minister, Veng Sakhon, last week urged officials to work harder in the implementation of the country’s new agriculture development policy. During a meeting last week, Mr Sakhon told officials the goal of the agricultural development policy is to bolster the development of the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534165/minister-pushes-the-implementation-of-agriculture-policy/

Nine communities join contract farming scheme

Nine more agricultural communities in Kampong Thom province have joined the government’s Boosting Food Projection Programme, entering a contract farming scheme with local exporter Amru Rice. The communities have recently signed agreements with Amru Rice, agreeing to supply a combined 8,000 tonnes of paddy rice ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50525637/nine-communities-join-contract-farming-scheme/

Chinese experts begin study on agriculture

As part of a deal signed between Cambodia and China, a group of officials from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture has started a study on improving the modernisation of the local agricultural sector. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522983/chinese-experts-begin-study-on-agriculture/

National strategy for cassava industry launched

The government has officially launched its new strategy for the cassava industry, which aims to position Cambodia as a reliable supplier of cassava-based products to the global market, according to a high-ranking government official. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510278/national-strategy-for-cassava-industry-launched/

Keep up reforms, farm officials told

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged his officials to carry out reforms to respond to the needs of national economic development, improve living standards and reduce poverty. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499422/keep-up-reforms-farm-officials-told/

Agricultural mapping project to be expanded nationwide

With agricultural mapping still in its infancy in the Kingdom, authorities have announced that their programme to boost yields through the use of spatial information technology will be extended to the whole country, an endeavour that will take at least three years to complete. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50489460/agricultural-mapping-project-to-be-expanded-nationwide/

Trilateral discussions in agricultural trade begin

Representatives of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam gathered yesterday in Phnom Penh to discuss ways of improving trading procedures in Asean, particularly in agricultural goods, as part of a workshop organised by German development agency GIZ. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50484131/trilateral-discussions-in-agricultural-trade-begin/

Agriculture Ministry calls out abattoir monopoly

The Ministry of Agriculture published a circular on Thursday accusing the slaughterhouse industry of running a “conspiracy” and “cartel” to fix prices and monopolise the market amid a “lack of enforcement” from local authorities. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-ministry-calls-out-abattoir-monopoly

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

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/

Biological pest control agents given green light by government

Cambodia has just launched a new registry for companies that wish to import biological control agents (BCA), effectively allowing the importation of these organisms which are widely used in other countries for pest control.​ ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097360/biological-pest-control-agents-given-green-light-government/

Government plans new cassava policy

Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak has announced that the government will be spearheading a new National Cassava Policy which aims to address challenges in the industry and work towards ensuring a sustainable and resilient crop, strong value chains and greater regional market presence. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-plans-new-cassava-policy

Hubs aim to add small farm value

Three provinces will soon be set up as regional hub offices to implement the government’s project on Accelerating Inclusive Markets for Smallholders (AIMS). ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38642/hubs-aim-to-add-small-farm-value/

Push to reduce chemical dependency

The Ministry of Agriculture is working to develop a procedural framework for the trade and use of biological control agents (BCAs) in agriculture in an effort to improve crop yields, protect consumer health and ensure continued access to key export markets. Regulation could also create ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/push-reduce-chemical-dependency

Diversify to compete, WB economist says

Cambodia’s lagging agriculture and nascent manufacturing sectors need to diversify as the threat of regional competition heats up, a World Bank economist warned yesterday, while enumerating the challenges the Kingdom faces after having officially graduated into a lower-middle income country last year. ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/diversify-compete-wb-economist-says 

Agriculture minister goes on defensive

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon yesterday defended his ministry amid complaints by farmers of low yields during dry season, rising costs of production and a lack of markets to sell their produce, saying that other ministries and sectors also shared responsibility. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-minister-goes-defensive

Fresh push for contract farming

Frustrated with the failure of a $27 million emergency loan package to help rice farmers find a fair market price for their crop and stem the tide of smuggled paddy across the borders, Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon is flogging a new model for the nation’s ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fresh-push-contract-farming

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