Agriculture

Agricultural production

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

Japan provides $439,261 for organic cashew farming

The Japanese government has today provided $439,261 to a Ja-based NGO to carry out a project offering support to small holders through contract farming of organic cashew nuts through Agriculture Cooperatives.​​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665758/japan-provides-439261-for-organic-cashew-farming/

Kratie resolves Memot Rubber Plantation land dispute in Snuol

Kratie provincial authorities have resolved a land dispute between more than 1,800 families and the Memot Rubber Plantation Company in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune. Khan Chamnan, provincial deputy governor, yesterday said that each family will receive two hectares of Social Land Concessions.  ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664714/kratie-resolves-memot-rubber-plantation-land-dispute-in-snuol/

Koh Kong villagers seek land dispute resolution from interior ministry

The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts, gathered in front of the Interior Ministry to submit a petition seeking invention from Interior Minister Sar Kheng, before moving on to demonstrate in front of the Land Management Ministry, where they had protested ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-land-dispute-resolution-from-interior-ministry/

Royalties concern forest activists

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in the first three quarters of this year, Cambodia earned $5.7 million in royalties from forest produce – an increase of nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year when it earned $4 million. The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royalties-concern-forest-activists

Veng Sakhon pushes for more diversity in agriculture

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon on Saturday pushed for more diversification in production to ensure food security in the Kingdom in line with the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2019-2023. Speaking during an event to mark World Food Day 2019 in Pursat province, he called ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652762/veng-sakhon-pushes-for-more-diversity-in-agriculture/

Official briefs court on ELCs over logging

A senior Agriculture Ministry official on Tuesday appeared at Mondulkiri Provincial Court to clarify how companies, including a Vietnamese firm under investigation over illegal logging, are granted Economic Land Concessions. Mam Vanda, provincial court spokesman, yesterday said that Chan Savuth, a ministry secretary of state, provided ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642910/official-briefs-court-on-elcs-over-logging/

Contract farming schemes rising: Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture said the number of contract farming schemes is increasing remarkably, helping enhance productivity and market access for farmers. From January to August, a total of 91 contract farming schemes were inked in various sectors, including rice, sugarcane and livestock production, the ministry ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639917/contract-farming-schemes-rising-ministry/

Savuth summoned over M’kiri ELCs

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/savuth-summoned-over-mondulkiri-elcs

Ministry official questioned over suspected illegal ELCs

A Mondulkiri provincial prosecutor questioned Lor Raksmey, an under-secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries on Wednesday over his alleged involvement in illegally granting economic land concessions (ELCs) covering 9,741ha to a private company. Provincial court spokesman Meas Bros told The ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-questioned-over-suspected-illegal-elcs

Slaughterhouses get disinfectant spraying machines to fight ASF

The General Department of Animal Health and Production and the Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) on Sunday distributed 10 spraying machines and 155 litres of disinfectant to 10 slaughterhouses to combat African swine fever (ASF). CLRA president Srun Pov told The Post on Sunday that ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/slaughterhouses-get-disinfectant-spraying-machines-fight-asf

Vehicles used in Mondulkiri forest crimes are destroyed

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha on Wednesday ordered the destruction of more than 20 vehicles involved in forestry crimes in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district. Sokha, who also heads the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes, gave the order after ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicles-used-mondulkiri-forest-crimes-are-destroyed

Farmers called on to up organic vegetable yields

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the private sector has called on farmers to increase organic vegetable yields to meet demand from Phnom Penh’s supermarkets and restaurants. The push was made during a visit last week by Gilbert F Houngbo, International Fund for ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-called-organic-vegetable-yields

Ministry calls on public participation in ASF prevention

The Agriculture Minister has called on the public, most importantly farmers, to provide information on cases of African Swine Fever to prevent the virus from spreading any further while pigs continue to die in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. According to an announcement by the ministry issued ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628127/ministry-calls-on-public-participation-in-asf-prevention/

Timber firms face action

The government has said it will revoke the business licences and immediately halt the operations of five companies in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district if they are found to be involved in forestry crimes. The warning came as authorities probe the companies’ alleged involvement in logging ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-firms-face-action

Chinese firm plans to invest in cotton if second test a success

Chinese company Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co Ltd plans to invest in cotton in Pursat province to process fabrics and supply the Kingdom’s garment factories, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-plans-invest-cotton-if-second-test-success

Police, land protesters clash

More than 100 villagers, representing 197 families from Chi Khor Krom and Chi Khor Leu communes in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district, protested again on Wednesday and clashed with authorities in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction after the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-land-protesters-clash

BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-ratanakkiri-provincial-authorities-meet-vn-firm-over-wildlife-conservation

Paddy fields in Battambang rescued from drought

Officials said that the nearly 20,000ha of paddy fields in Battambang’s Sangke district that faced drought have been rescued, with parts of the province receiving some rain recently. Chhim Vichara, the director of the provincial agricultural department, said on Tuesday that although some 18,000ha of ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/paddy-fields-battambang-rescued-drought

Sar Kheng proposes land dispute resolution

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has proposed the establishment of a village and the construction of roads for the people living on a disputed land plot in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. Metre Pheap received approval for an agro-industry ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-proposes-land-dispute-resolution

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