Agriculture and fishing

Ministry mulls museum to celebrate rubber legacy

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to establish a museum in Tbong Khmum province to promote the history of rubber cultivation and the industry in Cambodia. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Yuth Vireak

Amru Rice wins global standard for food safety

Amru Rice, this morning announced to receive the official certificate “Grade A” from the British Retail Consortium Global Standard (BRCGS) on the successful assessment and certified as meeting the requirements of “Global Standard for Food Safety” validity till the end of 2023. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Agri minister’s proposal aims to draw fisherman into aquaculture sector

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina on January 19 met with French Development Agency (AFD) country director for Cambodia Sandrine Boucher to pitch a potential new project that could turn ordinary fishermen into bona-fide aquaculture traders. ...

Ry Sochan

Rice firm plans Mondulkiri expansion

Prominent locally-owned rice miller and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd plans to set up facilities in Mondulkiri province, sourcing the grain required for production from nearby smallholder farmers to ensure remunerative prices for the staple crop, according to the company’s founder and director-general Song ...

Hin Pisei

Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. ...

Mech Dara

Cashew policy gateway to export market

A national policy to push Cambodia’s cashew industry has been approved with the aim of transforming the sector into a major global supplier. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. A sub-decree signed by the Council of Ministers in March said 9,787 hectares would be provided to Horizon Agriculture Development as “compensation” ...

Mech Dara

Champei Sar 70, a new rice variety named after Cambodia-Australia’s diplomatic relationship

Champei Sar 70 is a new variety of rice named in late 2022 by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Cambodia and Australia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia experienced below-normal vegetation conditions in December 2022

In December 2022, below-normal vegetation conditions were observed across the country, particularly in areas surrounding the Tonle Sap and northern parts of the country, which was likely linked to empty fields after harvesting wet-season paddy and/or lack of rainfall. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s rubber goods exports up 28% in 2022

Cambodia earned $541.66 million from the export of rubber and rubber articles in 2022, recording a growth of 28.3 percent compared to the previous year, despite adverse conditions including a fall in the prices of natural rubber. ...

Manoj Mathew

Government approves new economic land concession despite moratorium, conflict ensues

The government awarded a new Economic Land Concession (ELC) in March 2022 for the first time in nearly a decade and despite an existing moratorium on ELCs, government documents show. ...

Jack Brook and Sorn Sarath

Tie-ups eyed for gainful rice types

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina urges the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) to focus on partnering with businesses to monetise the creation of different varieties of rice to create new income streams. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Gov't looking to boost domestic cashew processing with new policy

Chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen on January 13, the plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers approved the draft “National Policy on Cashew Nuts for 2022-2027” to develop inclusively competitive production and processing as well as ensure economic sustainability and diversification. ...

Yuth Vireak

Cambodia seeks Turkish investment, eyes $1B bilateral trade

To boost bilateral trade to around $1 billion (TL 18.78 billion), Cambodia has sought investments from Türkiye in agriculture, storage and processing facilities for exports to the European Union and other nations. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Jan-Nov mango exports dip 30% to 170K tonnes

Cambodia exported 169,658 tonnes of fresh and dried mangoes in the first 11 months of 2022, down 30.28 per cent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Hin Pisei

China importers urged to buy from Cambodia

The head of the apex Cambodia trade body has asked importers operating in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi to take advantage of the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) and buy produce made in the Kingdom, particularly items on which concessions have been granted. ...

May Kunmakara

Rice exports total 637,004 tons in 2022

Cambodia exported more than 637,000 tons of rice last year, with nearly half going to China, official data showed on Friday. ...

Seng Mengheng

Ministry moots concept to promote agricultural production

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Forestry has set a new concept aiming to promote agricultural production, keep prices stable and increase value-added potential products for exports. ...

Chea Vanyuth

More Cambodians turning to fish for livelihood

Cambodia has a fisherman population of about 1.5 million, of which 1,395,000 are freshwater fishermen and 105,000 sea fishermen. ...

Tith Kognov

Tina unveils plans for ‘luxury’ produce

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is promoting key production chains to boost exports of high-quality produce to international markets, according to minister Dith Tina. ...

Sem Pisei and Orm Bunthoeurn

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