China remains major market for Cambodia rice exports

China remains the main source for Cambodia rice exports according to just-released data from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). The CRF’s figures show that in the first quarter of 2020, 44 percent of Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to China or 101,345 tonnes. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708983/china-remains-major-market-for-cambodia-rice-exports/

Cambodia’s rice export up 35 Percent in Q1 amid looming ban

Cambodia exported a total of 230,948 tons of milled rice to foreign markets in the first quarter of this year, according to Cambodia Rice Federation’s report. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708588/cambodias-rice-export-up-35-percent-in-q1-amid-looming-ban/

Exports of farm goods hit 3m in Q1 this year

Cambodia exported a total of 2,936,992 tonnes of agricultural commodities and products to the international markets during the first quarter of the year. Increasing 20 percent from the same period last year, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708403/exports-of-farm-goods-hit-3m-in-q1-this-year/

Rice stockpile boosted in face of continuing Coronavirus threat

The Cambodian government has been looking to secure a stockpile of milled rice to ensure a sufficient domestic supply of the staple. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708400/rice-stockpile-boosted-in-face-of-continuing-coronavirus-threat/

Cambodia-U.S trade volume up by 33 percent to US$585 million in January

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. were valued at US$585 million in January 2020, up 33 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708596/cambodia-u-s-trade-volume-up-by-33-percent-to-us585-million-in-january/

Contract farming law in the pipeline

The Cambodian Government has put the wheels in motion to create a contract farming law together with the purpose of stabilising agricultural commodity prices. It is also aimed at attracting investors and promoting public, private and producer partnerships in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708026/contract-farming-law-in-the-pipeline/

PM orders suspension of white rice, paddy exports

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the suspension of white rice and paddy exports from Cambodia from 11:59pm on April 5, on the grounds of securing domestic supplies while Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Cambodia. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-suspension-white-rice-paddy-exports

Banana exports booming despite pandemic

Cambodia exported 72,182 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to international markets during the first three months of this year, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said.​ Most of the bananas were exported to China, with the rest being shipped to Vietnam and Japan. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banana-exports-booming-despite-pandemic

‘Plenty of food’ for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times

A government ministry has reassured the public that there is no need to panic over potential food shortages amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707165/plenty-of-food-for-cambodians-during-uncertain-covid-times/

Cashew nut growers feel the pinch as their price plunge

A representative of a cashew growing association has said that market prices for the fruit have dramatically decreased in the last fortnight, blaming border restrictions and a reduction in demand. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707164/cashew-nut-growers-feel-the-pinch-as-their-price-plunge/

Families propose lake restoration in Kratie province

More than 30 families in two villages in Kratie province have proposed the restoration of a 10ha natural lake named Boeung Ron to store water and irrigate the surrounding lakes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/families-propose-lake-restoration-kratie-province

Japan offers $310M in grants, loans to boost development

Japan is providing $310 million in development aid to Cambodia to help bolster the country’s economy. About $42.7 million will be delivered as aid, while the rest will be packaged into soft loans which Cambodia has to repay, but on very favourable terms. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-offers-310m-grants-loans-boost-development

Vietnamese-owned rubber plantations looking to hire

Vietnamese-owned rubber plantations in the Kingdom’s northeast are short on workers and are looking to recruit as many as 105,000 of them from now until the end of 2021. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vietnamese-owned-rubber-plantations-looking-hire

Canal renovation to rescue farmers fields in Cholkiri

The Kampong Chhnang provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology is speeding up dredging of a 3km canal channelling water from the Tonle Sap Lake to supply 4,000ha of rice fields in Koh Thkov commune, in Cholkiri district. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/canal-renovation-rescue-farmers-fields-cholkiri

$50 million emergency fund for small and medium enterprises

The government yesterday launched a $50million special fund for small and medium Enterprise (SMEs) to boost competitiveness, productivity and daily business operations amid the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 and a 20 percent withdrawal of zero tariffs under the EU’s Everything but Arms (EBA) trade ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702354/50-million-emergency-fund-for-small-and-medium-enterprises/

$80 million requested from RDB for upcoming harvests

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has requested the state-run Rural Development Bank of Cambodia (RDB), reserve an additional $30 million to purchase paddy from the Kingdom’s rice farmers during the upcoming harvest seasons. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50701110/80-million-requested-from-rdb-for-upcoming-harvests

Rice farmers struggle during drought season

For more than four months, people living in some rural areas in the provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortages. Canals, streams and ponds have dried due to high temperatures during this year’s dry season. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700262/rice-farmers-struggle-during-drought-season

Rice association responds to stockpiling concerns

As fears of Covid-19 drive people to stockpile food, some fear supermarkets may run out of essential commodities like rice. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-association-responds-stockpiling-concerns

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in three provinces is about 90 percent complete

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang is about 90 percent as it is set to conclude in the middle of this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698550/jicas-irrigation-rehabilitation-project-in-three-provinces-is-about-90-percent-complete

Import of banned pesticides should be stopped

Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon yesterday urged his officials and stakeholders to strengthen efforts to prevent the sale of banned or counterfeit pesticides and fertilisers in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697320/import-of-banned-pesticides-should-be-stopped

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