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Cassava, cashew nut, mango exports to Vietnam up almost 149%

Cambodia exported more than 1.11 million tonnes of cassava, cashew nuts and fresh mangoes to Vietnam in the first three months of 2021, up by nearly 149 per cent despite the two countries tightening their borders over fears of the spread of Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-cashew-nut-mango-exports-vietnam-almost-149

Kingdom expects 100,000 tonnes of fresh mango shipments to China

Cambodia has set an ambitious target of exporting up to 100,000 tonnes of fresh mangoes a year to China after the Kingdom made the first shipment of the fresh fruit directly to the world’s second largest economic nation on Friday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50854043/kingdom-expects-100000-tonnes-of-fresh-mango-shipments-to-china/

January-April rice exports down 36%

Cambodia’s milled rice exports from January to April of 2021 were down 36 percent from the same period in 2020, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF). ...

Sok Samnang
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849539/january-april-rice-exports-down-36/

Safe foods stores keep prices steady amid lockdown

A number of safe-agricultural-product specialist stores in Phnom Penh have expressed their commitment to maintain the prices of their commodities and contribute to the government’s efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town in Kandal ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/safe-foods-stores-keep-prices-steady-amid-lockdown

Unseasonable rainfall melts salt production hopes

This year’s salt market will not be as strong as it was last year, with yields and prices expected to drop, according to salt producers in Kampot province. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/unseasonable-rainfall-melts-salt-production-hopes

Aquaculture group urges authorities to enforce import rules, ease transport issues

The Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) on April 19 called on relevant authorities and institutions to enforce compliance with fish-import regulations and facilitate transport for distributors to ensure an adequate market supply of fish to reverse a recent price jump. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aquaculture-group-urges-authorities-enforce-import-rules-ease-transport-issues
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aquaculture-group-urges-authorities-enforce-import-rules-ease-transport-issues

Local rice producers sell at discount

A number of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) member companies have reduced retail prices of milled rice by 10,000-20,000 riel ($2.50-5) per 50kg sack to participate in government efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/local-rice-producers-sell-discount

Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

Dry season rice crops have bumper Q1, exports decrease by 33 per cent

Yields for this year’s dry-season crops, especially rice, increased significantly in the first quarter of 2021, though exports decreased compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dry-season-rice-crops-have-bumper-q1-exports-decrease-33-cent

GI tag to create buzz around honey

A long-awaited Geographical Indication (GI) certificate handover ceremony for “Mondulkiri wild honey” scheduled for April 6 was postponed in light of the February 20 community transmission. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gi-tag-create-buzz-around-honey

Milled-rice exports plunge 33% in Q1

Cambodia exported 153,688 tonnes of milled rice in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, representing a 77,260-tonne or 33.45-per-cent drop from the 230,948 tonnes posted in January-March 2020, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-plunge-33-q1

Communes added to Kampot’s Bokor town

Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to create Bokor town in Kampot province’s Bokor area by combining three communes from the province’s Teuk Chhou district to ease administration and aid development. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communes-added-kampots-bokor-town

Covid fails to sour palm sugar’s sweet market

Minimal disruption to production chains and booming demand is sweet news for suppliers of geographical-indication- (GI) certified palm sugar. According to Saroeun, members can produce 250 tonnes of the commodity per season in December-May. He said KSPSPA’s 10 member companies exported a total of 70 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-fails-sour-palm-sugars-sweet-market

Cambodian rice price up on international market

The price of Cambodian milled rice on the international market has seen a slight uptick in the first quarter of this year from end-2020. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-price-international-market

Kampong Speu canal restoration to ease farmland drought

Kampong Speu Provincial Authorities are currently restoring two main canals connecting the Tasal Lake and Reservoir in Oral district to other areas in Takeo and Kandal provinces to help alleviate drought and dry farmland. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50830257/kampong-speu-canal-restoration-to-ease-farmland-drought/

Drive to improve agricultural value chains across ASEAN

A German group is pushing for an increase in sustainable agricultural value chains in ASEAN to improve rural people’s livelihoods. German International Cooperation (GIZ) yesterday hosted an online forum to discuss the issue. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829302/drive-to-improve-agricultural-value-chains-across-asean/

Vietnam renews duty-free tobacco quota for 2021

Vietnam extended its 3,000-tonne duty-free quota for Cambodian dried tobacco leaves for 2021 to meet market demand, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay confirmed to The Post on March 23. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-renews-duty-free-tobacco-quota-2021

Garlic becoming potential cash crop in Mondulkiri

Garlic is becoming another potential cash crop for Cambodia’s north-eastern province of Mondulkiri – thanks to the remarkable success of a pioneer farmer. The good news was shared recently in a Facebook post by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50827814/garlic-becoming-potential-cash-crop-in-mondulkiri/

Preah Vihear villagers seek solution to ‘encroachment’

Around 230 families from three villages in Romtom commune of Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district said they are worried about the continued encroachment on their farmland by three companies which have licences for gold mining and agricultural in the area. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-villagers-seek-solution-encroachment

China demand stretches rubber prices

The prices of Cambodian natural rubber latex on international markets have risen by more than 10 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, driven by rising demand from China, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-demand-stretches-rubber-prices

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