Agriculture and fishing

Cashew nut processing competition pioneered to bolster local industry

Under a fresh initiative supported by the Department of Agro-Industry, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), cashew farmers and processors nationwide will compete to win the top spot for local cashew nut production quality and capacity. ...

James Whitehead

Stringent rules for meat importers soon, says GDCE

The General Department of Customs and Excise (GDCE) of Cambodia said that after a meeting with meat importers, it will be setting more stringent guidelines and conditions for those operating in this sector. ...

Rachel David

Rice exports earn $123 million in Q1

Cambodia exported 166,451 tons of milled rice in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, down 5.7 percent from 176,581 tons in the same period last year, a report from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) showed. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Agriculture sector jolted forwards with tax incentives

A recent announcement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance outlines a preferential tax that benefits businesses in the agriculture sector until 2025, including suspension of minimum tax payments, an exemption from income tax and the obligation to deduct tax on payments for the provision ...

Thang Sinorn

Thai court fixes May 9 hearing for Oddar Meanchey villagers versus global sugar producer case

Three villagers from Cambodia traveled to Thailand to file documents against one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers, Thai-owned Mitr Phol Sugar Co Ltd, at a Thai court on Wednesday. ...

Eung Sea

Indonesia to import 22,500 tonnes rice from Cambodia for Eid al-Fitr

The Indonesian Government is planning to import 22,500 tonnes of rice from Cambodia to complement domestic stocks in meeting the needs ahead of Eid al-Fitr, the National Food Agency (Bapanas) stated. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s rice export down 7.2 pct in first 2 months of 2024

Cambodia had exported 90,153 tons of milled rice in the first two months of 2024, down 7.2 percent from 97,153 tons over the same period 2023, said a Cambodia Rice Federation’s report released on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia encourages Australia to do business and investment in high-value-added sectors

Cambodia has encouraged Australian business and investor community to further increase business and investment activities in high-value-added sectors such as agriculture and agro-processing, logistics, e-commerce, and digital technology, considered as priority sectors for economic development of the Royal Government of Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Empowering fishing community with skills

A small community of houses sit on the edge of a tranquil stretch of river in Kampot, where ecotourism project Trapaeng Sangkae Community Fisheries has breathed new life into the area, offering residents an extra form of income while helping to conserve this delicate riverine ...

Yatt Malai

Agriculture ministry seeks to stabilize rice producers’ prices

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is exploring mechanisms seeking to stabilize local rice producers’ sale prices in the event of temporary declines caused by market fluctuations. ...

James Whitehead

Illegal fishing crackdown showing strong progress

Over the past two years, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries detained 31 offenders and confiscated more than 1,400 electrofishing implements in the six provinces bordering Tonle Sap Lake. ...

Chea Sokny

Ministry proposes security measures for value of rice

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has resolved to submit a proposal for maintaining the value of rice and ensuring food security to the chairman of the Economic and Financial Policy Committee. ...

Van Socheata

Kingdom remains tenth-largest rice producing nation

Cambodia currently ranks 10th among the world’s largest rice producers, both for domestic consumption and export, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). ...

Van Socheata

Ministry ready to stabilise rice prices in case of necessity

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that it has mechanisms in place to stabilise rice prices if necessary with a special financing package, particularly in the event of sharp, temporary declines. ...

Van Socheata

Salt production up nearly 150 percent in 2023

Kampot and Kep provinces produced 81,154 tonnes of salt last year, 148.9 percent increase over 32,900 tonnes in 2022, a Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation report showed.   ...

Chea Vanyuth

Kingdom enhances salt marsh management in Kampot-Kep

Prime Minister Hun Manet has urged Kampot and Kep provincial authorities to diligently manage and preserve salt marshes to sustain and enhance salt production. Manet emphasised the necessity of managing and conserving salt marshes, given the government’s classification of the product as a strategic commodity, during ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia boosts rice exports 25% to 46,221 tonnes in Jan

Cambodia exported 25.2 percent more milled rice to 46,221 tonnes this January, compared to the previous year, as per a Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF)’s report. This resulted in a 13 percent year-over-year rise in income to the exchequer of $32.6 million from rice exports in ...

Rachel David

Agriculture now 22 per cent of GDP

Despite being challenged by natural disasters, climate change and global crises, agriculture sector contributed about 22 per cent of Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina. ...

Van Socheata

Ministry mulling SME cluster to help local farmers

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology, and Innovation has pushed for forming new small and medium enterprise (SME) clusters to help farmers sell their products to local productions, contributing to finished product export. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Agriculture ministry cast light on 2023 achievement

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries officials have reported several positive achievements in their jurisdiction in 2023, highlighting stable rice prices, investment interest in cashew nuts, the protection of the Irrawaddy dolphin population and the combating of fisheries crimes as notable success stories. ...

Sok Raksa

EU support fisheries research

The EU is advancing the field of fisheries science in Cambodia by supporting students in their research and educational pursuits. The initiative aims to improve management efficiency within the sector and to empower students by developing their scientific skills, thereby broadening their career opportunities, especially ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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