Agriculture and fishing

Cambodia’s rubber exports increase by 17 percent in first five months

Cambodia exported 97,175 tonnes of rubber to foreign markets in the first five months of this year, an increase by 17 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741048/cambodias-rubber-exports-increase-by-17-percent-in-first-five-months/

Law enforcement must safeguard fish species

The Fisheries Administration and WWF yesterday urged the government to implement strict law enforcement on the illegal fishery and trade of endangered fish in the Mekong River. The WWF report stated 35 species of fish, including the Giant Barb and Isok Barb are classified as ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740956/law-enforcement-must-safeguard-fish-species/

Milled-rice exports up 41%

Cambodia’s milled-rice exports gained 41 per cent to 397,660 tonnes in the first half of this year from the 281,538 tonnes shipped in the same period last year. Their combined value was $264.5 million, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng told The Post on ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-41

Minister warns of drought, land degradation

At a conference entitled Sustainable production and use of food, animal feed and fibre, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said deforestation, unhealthy environmental practices and climate change has led to a decrease in land quality. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-warns-drought-land-degradation

Prey Veng highest rice-producing province of 2020

Prey Veng province has been the highest rice-producing province in the country thus far this year, a position usually held by Battambang. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said this year, 1.4 million tonnes of rice was cultivated from Prey Veng province, making ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739349/prey-veng-highest-rice-producing-province-of-2020/

Hope sprouting for growers as more farming contracts inked

Contract farming in Cambodia has witnessed sharp growth this year, with 516 contracts signed so far this year, eclipsing the 498 for the whole of last year – proving the merits of the scheme, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said on Thursday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hope-sprouting-growers-more-farming-contracts-inked

Agriculture ministry calls for tighter protection of forests and fisheries

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has directed its municipal and provincial departments to take measures to prevent forestry and fisheries crimes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/agriculture-ministry-calls-tighter-protection-forests-and-fisheries

Ministry calls for cashew nut processing factory

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has urged a company that has been farming cashew nut trees in Siem Reap, to invest in a processing factory because the government is considering establishing a cashew nut research centre. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734356/ministry-calls-for-cashew-nut-processing-factory/

Cambodia and Timor-Leste to foster agricultural cooperation

Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has encouraged stronger bilateral agriculture cooperation between Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733638/cambodia-and-timor-leste-to-foster-agricultural-cooperation/

Market demands for salt flower attract producers

Cambodian farmers have begun to collect salt flowers and now becoming a new product gaining popularity in the market both domestically and internationally with a considerable price. ...

AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733929/market-demands-for-salt-flower-attract-producers/

Farmer shifts to animal corn feed

A farmer in Tbong Khmum province is joining the provinces bordering with Thailand to grow more corn to supply the animal feed industry. The four main corn-growing districts, Krouch Chhmar, Memot, Ou Reang Ov and Tbong Khmum have combined total of corn farm land of ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731798/farmer-shifts-to-animal-corn-feed/

‘Abnormally’ high price of pork

The Pig Support in Cambodia Association claims that the price of imported live pigs is abnormally high. The association says there are now six companies granted a business licence to import the animals from foreign countries. Most come from Thailand. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731794/abnormally-high-price-of-pork/

Cambodia aquaculture thrives amid coronavirus pandemic

Cambodia’s fish farming and aquaculture continue to rise in the local market despite the adverse effects felt in many other sectors in the Kingdom from coronavirus. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731637/cambodia-aquaculture-thrives-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

Australia reaffirms support for Cambodia’s agricultural sector

Australia will continue the implementation of Cambodia-Australia agricultural valuable chain programme worth between $80 to US$100 million. The plan was floated when Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Pablo Kang, Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia jointly chaired a demonstration of rice production ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731346/australia-reaffirms-support-for-cambodias-agricultural-sector/

FAO gives policy recommendations in response to dire farming warning

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said the country’s economically crucial agriculture sector must implement a raft of new measures to combat escalating natural disasters that are threatening Cambodian crops and livestock. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730610/fao-gives-policy-recommendations-in-response-to-dire-farming-warning/

China grants local mangoes into market

The first consignment of fresh Cambodian mangoes will soon be able to directly ship to the Chinese market. The quota allowed is up to 500,000 tonnes of quality mangoes per year, the Chinese embassy to Cambodia said yesterday. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730611/china-grants-local-mangoes-into-market/

Cambodia seeks to export more rice to China

Cambodia should ask China to increase the rice import quota from the Kingdom, said Mr. Song Saran, President of Cambodia Rice Federation, in a consultative meeting with private sector held at the Ministry of Commerce Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730663/cambodia-seeks-to-export-more-rice-to-china/

Local pepper prices rebound

Local pepper farmers have reported a sharp increase in the price of the commodity rising almost 100 percent, after Chinese buyers resumed fulfilling orders as the country slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729705/local-pepper-prices-rebound/

Ministry signs MoU to boost agri-food sector

The Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KCCV Plantation Co Ltd to promote the development of a secure agri-food product value chain. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-signs-mou-boost-agri-food-sector

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