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Agriculture and fishing

Meat imports rack up $100M tab

Cambodians spent over $100 million on imported meat last year, further widening the gap of domestic supply as local producers failed to capture the lucrative protein market, a government official said yesterday. ...

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Kali Kotoski and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/meat-imports-rack-100m-tab

Diversify to compete, WB economist says

Cambodia's lagging agriculture and nascent manufacturing sectors need to diversify as the threat of regional competition heats up, a World Bank economist warned yesterday, while enumerating the challenges the Kingdom faces after having officially graduated into a lower-middle income country last year. ...

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Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/diversify-compete-wb-economist-says 

Locals seek spirits’ help

More than 300 ethnic villagers at two separate locations in Preah Vihear province conducted traditional ceremonies yesterday beseeching the spirits for an end to their ongoing land dispute with the Chinese-owned Rui Feng sugar company. ...

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Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/locals-seek-spirits-help

Shortages push up cashew price

The price of fresh cashews has jumped by about 30 percent over the price last year due to shortages of the nut and the fact that the harvest will not get into full swing until early next month. ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35696/shortages-push-up-cashew-price/

Government task force destroys seized illegal fishing gear

A government task force charged with eliminating illegal fishing on the Tonle Sap lake has destroyed more than 100 km of nets and other equipment seized in Kompong Chhnang and Kompong Thom provinces this month, officials said on Monday. ...

 

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Van Roeun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/government-task-force-destroys-seized-illegal-fishing-gear-125494/

Few takers for emergency rice loans

With the Kingdom’s main rice harvesting season wrapping up, just a fraction of a government emergency loan package that aimed at giving millers the liquidity they needed to purchase rice paddy during
the harvest cycle has been disbursed, leaving the government and private sector divided on why. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/few-takers-emergency-rice-loans

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields. ...

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Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/video/how-cambodias-first-drone-company-helping-farmers

Government plugs rubber switch

The government is seeking intrepid smallholder farmers to pilot a project that would transform 6,000 hectares of cropland in two provinces into a patchwork of small rubber plantations.

The Ministry of Agriculture is eyeing 5,000 hectares of land in Ratanakkiri and 1,000 hectares in Battambang for the project, and has already secured interest from thousands of smallholder farmers, according to Pol Sopha, general director of the ministry’s rubber development department. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-plugs-rubber-switch

Sugar protest outside PM’s house broken up

About 100 villagers involved in a long-running land dispute with Koh Kong Sugar Industry Company attempted to march to the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday, culminating in a physical altercation with authorities.

The mostly female group of protesters was stopped at 10:40am by Daun Penh security forces, who attempted to remove them by force when they refused to leave. ...

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Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sugar-protest-outside-pms-house-broken

Ministry pushing mango exports

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is pushing mango farmers to increase their knowledge of growing the fruit before exporting to South Korea in an effort to boost production.

Hean Vanhorn, deputy director general at the ministry, said at a workshop in Kampong Speu province yesterday that the ministry is fulfilling its mission of finding markets for the kingdom’s agricultural products. ...

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Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35409/ministry-pushing-mango-exports/

Incursion protested by fishers

More than 400 fishing families from four communities in Kampot province protested on Friday, demanding fisheries authorities and naval police prevent illegal fishing by Vietnamese fishermen in Cambodian waters. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/incursion-protested-fishers

Oranges struggle with disease

Orange farmer Say Samoeurth has been battling an invisible foe. He rarely sees his adversary, a tiny insect known as the Asian citrus psyllid, but wherever it goes this winged pest leaves behind a trail of destruction. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/oranges-struggle-disease

Something’s fishy with prahok

This year’s prahok season has left a bad taste in the mouths of those involved in making the pungent dish that is a staple in Cambodian cuisine. There are concerns that the vagaries in the mudfish catch, due to climate change and illegal exports to Vietnam, could seriously affect the small-scale home-based production of the fermented fish paste. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35332/something---s-fishy-with-prahok/

Cassava export prices down sharply

The price per kilogram of cassava exports from Cambodia has fallen this year due to plunging market prices and a lack of processing centers in the country. The price of dried cassava in northeastern Rattanakiri province is down to 410 riel (about $0.10) per kilogram and in Battambang province, the price of wet cassava is down to an average of 162 riel per kilogram, according to officials. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35213/cassava-export-prices-down-sharply/

Second call for rice exports

The Ministry of Agriculture is calling on rice millers to apply for a second round of quality checks for exports to China after only 28 local rice mills, out of 60 which applied for inspection in the first round, passed last year. ...

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May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35211/second-call-for-rice-exports/

Illegal fishing seizures in Kampong Chhnang, Poipet

The Ministry of Interior sent a 72-person force to Kampong Chhnang yesterday to fight illegal fishing, while crackdowns also continued in Banteay Meanchey. ...

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Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fishing-seizures-kampong-chhnang-poipet

Villagers push government to revoke ‘idle’ ELC

Villagers in Kampot’s Chhouk district have demanded that a private firm they accuse of failing to develop its economic land concession (ELC) have its permit to use the land revoked. ...

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Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-push-government-revoke-idle-elc

Hundreds ask for help in disputes

About 500 people representing thousands of families from four provinces who are affected by the development of sugarcane plantations requested intervention from Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34976/hundreds-ask-for-help-in-disputes/

Minister wants tougher fisheries crackdown

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has ordered government officials and department heads to crack down on anyone committing fishing crimes, telling a committee meeting that lax efforts to “educate” repeat offenders continued to fail and exacerbate the problem.

According to Deputy National Police Chief Kirth Chantharith, Mr. Kheng told the attendees of a meeting about illegal fishing on the Tonle Sap and other areas on Friday that offenders must be arrested and charged. ...

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May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34867/minister-wants-tougher-fisheries-crackdown/

$200 mil a year veggie imports to be slashed

The government has designated eight provinces to start boosting vegetable production from this year in a move to curb the capital flow of an estimated $200 million per year on imports from neighboring countries, mainly Vietnam.

Vongsey Vissoth, secretary of state for the Ministry of Economy and Finance, said recently that the country spends millions of dollars a year importing vegetables from neighboring countries. ...

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May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34744/-200-mil-a-year-veggie-imports-to-be-slashed/

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