Iran mulls purchasing agricultural products from Kingdom: Official

Iran has voiced an interest in buying Cambodian agricultural products for domestic consumption and re-export, Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn told The Post on December 3. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/iran-mulls-purchasing-agricultural-products-kingdom-official

White sugar production hits 102,000 tonnes a year

The Kingdom is now capable of domestically producing up to 102,000 tonnes of white sugar per year from sugarcane grown at plantations in its southwestern provinces (Kampong Speu, Koh Kong), according to statistics released by Phnom Penh Sugar Co Ltd (PPSC) last week. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789216/white-sugar-production-hits-102000-tonnes-a-year/

Cambodia’s Kampot pepper granted GI certification from 50 Countries

The Ministry of Commerce has secured geographical indication (GI) certification of Cambodia’s Kampot pepper from 50 countries. The update was provided by the Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak when presiding over official Handover Ceremony of Czech Machine and Buying “Kampot Pepper” from Small Farmers by ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788387/cambodias-kampot-pepper-granted-gi-certification-from-50-countries/

More than 5M tonnes of agriculture products exported in the first 11 months

Cambodia has exported more than 5 millon tonnes of agricultural products (excluding rice) in the first 11 months, according to Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788962/more-than-5m-tonnes-of-agriculture-products-exported-in-the-first-11-months/

Rice exports grow

CRF’s president Song Saran said demand for Cambodian rice in the global market is increasing and the CRF expected exports to reach 800,000 tonnes this year. However, because there was drought, and flash-flooding in September, the figure may change. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788230/rice-exports-grow/

ADB approves $70 million loan to strengthen agricultural value chain and food safety in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $70 million loan to improve the capacity of agribusinesses in six provinces across Cambodia to process key agricultural products such as cassava, cashews, mangoes, vegetables, and poultry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787037/adb-approves-70-million-loan-to-strengthen-agricultural-value-chain-and-food-safety-in-cambodia/

Vegetable planting up, but not yet feeding local demand in full

Vegetable planting in Cambodia is reported up dramatically, but the nation cannot end imports because local consumption is bigger than production, said Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon at the celebration of the seventhth national nutrition day in Kampong. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787580/vegetable-planting-up-but-not-yet-feeding-local-demand-in-full/

Seeds sown for Stung Treng agriculture

Stung Treng provincial authorities will work with integrated food-distribution company Hun Ty Co Ltd to exploit the province’s potential for crop cultivation and potentially set up a processing plant for export down the line, provincial administration spokesman Men Kung told The Post on November 26. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/seeds-sown-stung-treng-agriculture

BirdLife pilots buffalo breeding project to cut down on hunting

BirdLife International Cambodia is testing a new buffalo breeding project by giving farmers female buffalo to breed as an alternative to hunting. The project aims to put an end to hunting in the Boeung Prek Lpov Protected Landscape in Takeo province’s Koh Andet and Borei Cholsar ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-pilots-buffalo-breeding-project-cut-down-hunting

Cassava prices increase as harvest starts

From November this year, the cassava harvest season starts in some provinces while the price of cassava reportedly saw an increase compared to that of last year, as this year’s yield is projected to be lower due to flash floods. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50783945/cassava-prices-increase-as-harvest-starts/

Rice lobby refutes rights abuse claim

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on Monday voiced deep regret over claims linking milled-rice exports to Australia with human rights abuses. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-lobby-refutes-rights-abuse-claim

Cassava price up as harvest starts

As the 2020-2021 harvest season kicks off, cassava prices in the powerhouse provinces of Preah Vihear and Tbong Khmum register a slight uptick compared to the same period last year. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-price-harvest-starts

Over 5,000 tonnes of rice seeds to be distributed to flood hit farmers

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) has estimated that more than 5,000 tonnes of rice seeds will be used for distribution to flood-stricken farmers, as 1,000 tonnes have been already distributed so far. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779412/over-5000-tonnes-of-rice-seeds-to-be-distributed-to-flood-hit-farmers/

Rice exports hindered by a number of factors, says an insider

In 2015, the government set a target for 1 million tonnes of rice exports by 2020. It will miss it this year with an expected 800,000 tonnes and has reset it for next year. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779265/rice-exports-hindered-by-a-number-of-factors-says-an-insider/

Cambodia’s rubber export up 21 per cent in first 9 months

Cambodia exported 209,819 tons of dry rubber in the first nine months of 2020, up 21 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report. ...

Xinhua
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778141/cambodias-rubber-export-up-21-per-cent-in-first-9-months/

Nearly 1 million tonnes of milled rice exported to China by Q3

Cambodia has exported nearly 1 million tonnes of milled rice as of the third quarter of 2020, and the figure could reach 1.2 million tonnes in a near future. The record was revealed on Tuesday by the Cambodia Rice Federation, underlining that the export followed ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778347/nearly-1-million-tonnes-of-milled-rice-exported-to-china-by-q3/

UN says Cambodian rice farming faces challenges

The UN’s Global Reporting Initiative shows the Cambodia rice sector has faced significant sustainability challenges of decreasing returns for small-scale producers, inadequate uptake of responsible farming practices and smallholder engagement models amid calls for increasing organic production. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777272/un-says-cambodian-rice-farming-faces-challenges/

Rubber exports are up but prices still remain elastic

Cambodia exported 179,621 tonnes of rubber in the first nine months of 2020, a jump of 3.78 per cent from the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-are-prices-still-remain-elastic

MAFF being short changed by ELC holders, revenue loss significant

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has claimed that it is revising the economic land concession (ELC) laws to ensure that the land is being used properly to benefit the country’s economy. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771557/maff-being-short-changed-by-elc-holders-revenue-loss-significant/

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/senator-ly-yong-phat-family-given-preah-sihanouk-state-land-for-tourism-development/5613723.html

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