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Agriculture and fishing

More than 70 farmers accept sugar compensation, but 102 refuse

A long-running land dispute between 175 Koh Kong farmers and two sugarcane firms accused of stealing their land came a step closer to conclusion on Thursday after 73 of the farming families accepted compensation, a government official said. ...

 

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Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/more-than-70-farmers-accept-sugar-compensation-but-102-refuse-127005/

Pepper, palm sugar get Thai GI status

Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar have been awarded Geographical Indication (GI) status in Thailand, under efforts to prevent unscrupulous traders passing off versions of the Cambodian products. ...

 

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36771/pepper--palm-sugar-get-thai-gi-status/

Specialist food factory shapes up

Confirel Co. Ltd. and Pharma Product Manufacturing Enterprise will unveil its $7 million factory in Phnom Penh to process Kampong Speu palm sugar and Kampot pepper by July, the company said. ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36732/specialist-food-factory-shapes-up/

Families call for return of land

A group of 20 people representing 554 families locked in a 10-year land dispute yesterday submitted a petition asking the government to end the lengthy conflict. ...

 

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36748/families-call-for-return-of-land/

Warning on Vietnamese pork

The public has been warned not to eat pork from Vietnam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border. The Agriculture Ministry’s department of animal health and production is enforcing additional precautionary measures to ensure contaminated pork from Vietnam does not make its way into Cambodia. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36702/warning-on-vietnamese-pork/

Kampot pepper prices plunge

Pepper prices in the Kingdom’s largest pepper producing region have fallen over 30 percent in the last year due to growing international supply that is leading to higher competition in the market, an industry expert said yesterday. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-prices-plunge

Palm oil price drop to hit local market

Palm oil production is expected to drop over the next few months but instability in the international market is likely to drive down local prices by the start of next year, a Cambodian palm oil producer has warned. ...

The price of crude palm oil in Malaysia was $634 a metric ton last week. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36454/palm-oil-price-drop-to-hit-local-market/

Feed mill to take bite out of growing import demand

Chip Mong Group is the latest conglomerate to invest into local production of animal feed, announcing this week that it will sink $60 million into building a large-scale feed mill and industrial piggery, a move that agricultural experts welcomed but said would still not be able to curtail the Kingdom’s dependence on imported feed.

Sen Sovann, director general of the Ministry of Agriculture’s animal production and health department, said Cambodia imported over half of its animal feed last year at a cost of $135 million. It spent another $100 million to import some 400,000 pigs from neighbouring countries to meet local demand for pork meat. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/feed-mill-take-bite-out-growing-import-demand

Checks for rice exporters

More than 40 rice millers have applied for quality checks to allow for export to China but most have not yet reached a high enough standard, the Agriculture Ministry said. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36362/checks-for-rice-exporters/

Mango exporter targets Hungary and Russia

Mong Reththy Group, an agro-industrial conglomerate that invested heavily in the mango sector, is expanding markets for exports to Russia and Hungary. Group president Mong Reththy said the new markets will increase group exports from Cambodia to 5,000 metric tons a year. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36314/mango-exporter-targets-hungary-and-russia/

Nordic nations eye investment in Cambodia

Companies from Europe’s frigid north are taking steps toward moving into the fish and environmental industries in Cambodia’s warmer climes. ...

 

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Hang Sokunthea
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/nordic-nations-eye-investment-in-cambodia-126253/

China offers cassava hope

Cambodia has marked its first Cassava Day with expectations of greater exports to China, one of the world’s big markets for the tuberous root. ...

 

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36202/china-offers-cassava-hope/

Agreement allows South Korea to manage forests

South Korea will manage the replanting of trees on former economic land concessions—with an eye toward eventually entering Cambodia’s logging industry—under a tentative agreement between the two countries, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said on Wednesday. ...

 

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Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/agreement-allows-s-korea-to-manage-forests-126309/

Potatoes to take root

Cambodia’s eastern Mondulkiri province will become the country’s first hub for potato growing after a successful pilot project, researchers say. ...

 

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36153/potatoes-to-take-root/

Gov’t agro production project nets $36.3M

The Ministry of Economy and Finance secured a $36.3 million concessionary loan from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) program aimed at accelerating the production of small-scale agricultural products including rice, vegetables, potatoes, silk and livestock, according to a ministry release yesterday. ...

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Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-agro-production-project-nets-363m

Cultivation of cassava still firmly rooted

Cambodian farmers continue to expand cassava cultivation despite falling commercial prices for the crop and low international trade volumes, new data from the Ministry of Agriculture show. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cultivation-cassava-still-firmly-rooted

Researchers seek new rice varieties

The Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has agreed to help Cambodia plant new high-yielding rice varieties that are also able to survive extreme climatic events. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36004/researchers-seek-new-rice-varieties/

PM: Green Belt for tourists

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a Green Belt to be established at the country’s main tourist areas to supply holiday-makers with locally produced vegetables and meat, instead of importing them from neighboring countries. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35910/pm--green-belt-for-tourists/

Govt reinstates biosecurity measures

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry will reinstate sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) inspections on imported goods close to 10 years after having made the commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO). ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35856/govt-reinstates-biosecurity-measures/

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

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