Agriculture and fishing

RDB set to distribute $50M to rice millers to sustain paddy market

The state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has announced that it will distribute $50 million in loans to private rice millers to sustain the paddy market for farmers. The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said the funds will be used to purchase nearly 300,000 tonnes of paddy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rdb-set-distribute-50m-rice-millers-sustain-paddy-market

Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants

Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mango-exporters-urged-set-hi-tech-packaging-plants

Contract farming paying off for growers, millers, say industry insiders

Contract farming between community producers and rice millers or buyers brings growers great benefits, with an expanded market and more favourable prices, industry insiders have said. Contract farming refers to an agreement between a company and an agricultural community regarding prices, quantities and standards of quality. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/contract-farming-paying-growers-millers-say-industry-insiders

Prahok season begins

The Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Administration yesterday said that prahok makers should rush to produce fermented fish paste and smoked fish as catches are currently high. Eng Chea San, director general for the Fishery Administration, said that in the 2019-2020 fishing season, water from Tonle Sap lake ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667520/prahok-season-begins/

Chinese firms seek investments in coconut farming in Cambodia

A group of investors from the Chinese province of Hainan is now in the Kingdom exploring opportunities in coconut farming. The delegation met yesterday with Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon in Phnom Penh to discuss the coconut sector in the Kingdom and announce their intention ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50667072/chinese-firms-seek-investments-in-coconut-farming-in-cambodia/

Chinese eye asset management

A group of Chinese investors has expressed interest in investing in Cambodia’s asset management sector and tapping into the vast opportunities for businesses and investments brought about by the Kingdom’s current economic development. Kao Thach, the CEO of state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB), met with a ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-eye-asset-management

CRF: $200M in emergency loans needed for rice sector

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) to provide $200 million in emergency loans to buy paddy from farmers during the ongoing post-monsoon harvest season as falling prices threaten their livelihoods. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-200m-emergency-loans-needed-rice-sector

Cambodian rice set for export to South Africa

Milled rice exporter Mekong Oryza Trading Co Ltd signed an export memorandum of understanding (MoU) with companies from Hong Kong and South Africa in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The agreement was inked between Mekong Oryza Trading, Hong Kong-based Zhonghui Taifu International Co Ltd and South African-based ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-set-export-south-africa

Officials pumping water into drought-affected rice fields

National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy told The Post on Monday that the drought is taking its toll on more than 10,000ha of rice fields in Battambang and more than 1,000ha in Kampong Cham. He said Prey Veng, Kandal, Takeo, Banteay Meanchey, Tbong Khmum, ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-pumping-water-drought-affected-rice-fields

Obtain quality certification, rubber industry owners told

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on rubber industry owners to obtain quality certification for their product to boost rubber prices.​​ The ministry’s director of the Department of Administration and Legislation under the ministry’s General Directorate of Rubber Khuon Phalla spoke to ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/obtain-quality-certification-rubber-industry-owners-told

Cambodia joins Vietnamese programme for agri cooperation

Cambodia has sent representatives to attend a Vietnamese programme that seeks to strengthen the relationship between them and the agricultural sectors of Vietnam and Laos, Vietnamese media reported.​ ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665907/cambodia-joins-vietnamese-programme-for-agri-cooperation/

Japan provides $439,261 for organic cashew farming

The Japanese government has today provided $439,261 to a Ja-based NGO to carry out a project offering support to small holders through contract farming of organic cashew nuts through Agriculture Cooperatives.​​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665758/japan-provides-439261-for-organic-cashew-farming/

Government creates department to improve seed quality for better yields

The government is establishing a department under the Agriculture Ministry which will be responsible for improving the quality of seeds and distributing them more efficiently to farmers. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664641/government-creates-department-to-improve-seed-quality-for-better-yields/

Kratie resolves Memot Rubber Plantation land dispute in Snuol

Kratie provincial authorities have resolved a land dispute between more than 1,800 families and the Memot Rubber Plantation Company in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune. Khan Chamnan, provincial deputy governor, yesterday said that each family will receive two hectares of Social Land Concessions.  ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664714/kratie-resolves-memot-rubber-plantation-land-dispute-in-snuol/

Koh Kong villagers seek land dispute resolution from interior ministry

The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts, gathered in front of the Interior Ministry to submit a petition seeking invention from Interior Minister Sar Kheng, before moving on to demonstrate in front of the Land Management Ministry, where they had protested ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-land-dispute-resolution-from-interior-ministry/

Kingdom’s rice sector faces lack of capital

A lack of working capital has remained a challenge for the Kingdom’s rice industry and has impeded rice export growth for years, industry insiders said. The comments were made at a meeting between the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) and the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-rice-sector-faces-lack-capital

Rice exports to China still under last year’s quota: CRF

China has not yet purchased milled rice from Cambodia for the period 2019-2020, with the country still trying to fulfill its quota for the year 2018. Kao Thach, CEO of Rural Development Bank (RDB), told Khmer Times that Cofco – China’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664440/rice-exports-to-china-still-under-last-years-quota-crf/

FTA with South Korea would improve Cambodia’s competitiveness: exporters

Cambodian exporters are hopeful that a free trade agreement with South Korea will boost trade between the nations and attract more investment into the Kingdom.​ Chang Hoon Lee, managing director of Korean exporter Hyundai Agro, said the move is a positive development. A free-trade pact ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664297/fta-with-south-korea-would-improve-cambodias-competitiveness-exporters/

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

On Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of “severe drought”, there are concerns the situation will get even worse.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/officials-meet-mekong-crisis-fishing-communities-suffer-191125070104119.html

Authorities fix breached dam

Battambang provincial authorities and residents are fixing a partly broken dam in Svay Cheat village, in Sangke district’s Raing Kesei commune, after farmers breached it to irrigate their paddy fields. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-fix-breached-dam

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