Agriculture and fishing

Kampong Thom gets new cashew plant

Top Planning Japan Co Ltd is working with a local cashew nut processing business owner to set up a plant in Kampong Thom province’s southwestern Kampong Svay district in a bid to champion Cambodian finished products. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampong-thom-gets-new-cashew-plant

Milking silk for all its worth

To participate in reviving sericulture – silk farming – in the Kingdom and boost the living standards of rural people, the private sector and development partners as well as financial institutions have now jointly participated in the effort, said chairman of the board of trustees ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753766/milking-silk-for-all-its-worth/

Agriculture share of Kingdom’s GDP on track to hit 32 per cent

The agricultural industry is on track to account for 32 per cent of Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of the year as more of the Kingdom’s workforce moves into the sector, Royal Academy of Cambodia economics researcher Ky Sereyvath has said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-share-kingdoms-gdp-track-hit-32-cent

Inter-Ministries Boost Local Animal Feed Industry

Inter-ministries have started to boost the local animal feed industry to supply domestic demand, and thus to make the country self-reliant on animal feed.​ ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751600/inter-ministries-boost-local-animal-feed-industry/

Lower Sesan II Hydropower Station, powering agricultural development in Stung Treng

Lower Sesan II Hydropower Station, which is operated and managed by the firm China Huaneng Group, is located on the mainstream of the Sanhe River in Cambodia’s northeastern Stung Treng province. ...

Marie Lamy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751818/lower-sesan-ii-hydropower-station-powering-agricultural-development-in-stung-treng/

Hygiene standards may hold up food export deals

Cambodia will mostly rely on agricultural products for trade with partners around the globe, a move that requires the sector to be more developed and productivity increased, insiders say. It follows news that the bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) between the Kingdom and China has just ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750112/hygiene-standards-may-hold-up-food-export-deals/

Red corn prices tumble as growers switch to cassava

The wholesale price of fresh red corn in northwestern Battambang province dipped more than seven per cent from the year-ago period as this year’s first harvest reached 30 per cent completion, provincial Department of Commerce director Kim Hout said. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/red-corn-prices-tumble-growers-switch-cassava

SEARCA launches agricultural innovation plan

A regional centre of an inter-government treaty organisation focusing on agricultural research and education kicked off the implementation of its 11th five-year plan to push agricultural innovation in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia. ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749262/searca-launches-agricultural-innovation-plan/

First half-year figures see rise in fish breeding

Fish production during the first half of this year reached close to one billion, marking a nearly one percent rise from figures recorded in the same period last year. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749133/first-half-year-figures-see-rise-in-fish-breeding/

MoU between three institutions to reinforce agriculture and environment

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), the National University of Management (NUM) and the Prek Leap National Institute of Agriculture (PLNIA) signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday in a bid to reinforce research and development of agriculture and environment.​ ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747687/mou-between-three-institutions-to-reinforce-agriculture-and-environment/

PM orders 2,000 rice sowing machines for farmers

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he has ordered 2,000 rice sowing machines from local processing firms to boost paddy rice production in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747209/pm-orders-2000-rice-sowing-machines-for-farmers/

Fishermen without fish as Cambodia's river reversal runs late

Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mekong-river-cambodia/fishermen-without-fish-as-cambodias-river-reversal-runs-late-idUSKCN24M1T3

Top rice exporter gets more hi-tech

Amru Rice (Cambodia), one of the country’s leading rice exporters, has scaled up its BlocRice technology project to 500 households in two communities in Preah Vihear province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747088/top-rice-exporter-gets-more-hi-tech/

Cambodia’s rubber export up 18 percent in H1

Cambodia exported 123,151 tons of dry rubber in the first half of 2020, up 18 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Monday. ...

Xinhua
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746839/cambodias-rubber-export-up-18-percent-in-h1/

Banana exports drop amid pandemic

Cambodia’s exports of yellow bananas experienced a slight decline during the first half of this year compared with the corresponding period last year due to the coronavirus pandemic which is affecting global supply and demand. ...

Cashew nuts key to achieving exports target, says ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has continued to promote the local development of cashew nuts, saying the crop has the potential to help the country achieve its aim for 12 percent growth in agricultural exports by 2025. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746300/cashew-nuts-key-to-achieving-exports-target-says-ministry/

Special agro-processing zone plan

The government is planning to establish a special zone for agro-processing and is now studying the concept and seeking input from relevant stakeholders to make it as comprehensive as possible. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50745637/special-agro-processing-zone-plan/

Fisheries exports struggling to remain afloat, need gov’t push

Cambodia exported 1,372 tonnes of fisheries products to the international market in the first half of this year, sinking around 80 per cent from 8,710 tonnes in the same period last year, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-exports-struggling-remain-afloat-need-govt-push

Ministry works on digital agriculture challenge

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) together with the Techo Startup Centre and relevant stakeholders yesterday launched an inception workshop to disseminate information about a rural challenge and to discuss expectations of its intended digital platform under the Sustainable Assets for Agriculture Markets, Business ...

Sok Chan and Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744903/ministry-works-on-digital-agriculture-challenge/

Aquaculture urged as fish yield plummets

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday encouraged farmers to engage in sustainable aquaculture activities to promote domestic production, and in turn, boost the national economy. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744767/aquaculture-urged-as-fish-yield-plummets/

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