Agriculture and fishing

Fishing banned after villages’ dispute mediated

A temporary ban on fishing was ordered yesterday by Kampong Tralach district authorities to prevent violence while mediation continues to resolve a dispute between the people of three villages and Lorpeang Natural Resources Conservation community. The authorities also ordered the demolition of the community guardhouse ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804407/fishing-banned-after-villages-dispute-mediated/

‘Robust’ new cassava policy aims to diversify farming and boost exports

The launch of Cambodia’s National Cassava Policy 2020-2025 yesterday delivered new energy to the boosting of production and exports for the crop. This policy sets robust commitments for the diversification of Cambodia’s economic bases away from traditional sectors. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803999/robust-new-cassava-policy-aims-to-diversify-farming-and-boost-exports/

Rubber production to receive multi-agency effort to improve

WWF-Cambodia and the General Department of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a multi-agency partnership for transparent and sustainable natural rubber supply chains in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803833/rubber-production-to-receive-multi-agency-effort-to-improve/

CRF: Bumper 2021 for organic rice

Cambodia exported 11,200 tonnes of organic milled rice to international markets in 2020, a slight 1.2 per cent increase over 2019, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). While the milled-rice export sector by and large chalks up 2020’s lacklustre growth performance to the ongoing ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-bumper-2021-organic-rice

Domestic salt industry feeling the pinch of the pandemic

A local salt producer says that her company’s exports have been stuck in stasis by the COVID-19 pandemic and tough competition among local producers is making things even tougher. Thaung Thyda, the founder of Thaung Enterprise, says her company was focused on exports but with ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803231/domestic-salt-industry-feeling-the-pinch-of-the-pandemic/

Domestic vegetable production increases in 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has announced that domestic vegetable production increased in 2020 thanks to government’s efforts to boost production chains. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803232/domestic-vegetable-production-increases-in-2020/

Development bank delivers $245mn to agri-sector producers, exporters, SMEs

A senior executive of the state-owned Agriculture Rural Development Bank (ARDB) said the financial institution has released $245 million to rice millers and exporters, the livestock sector and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802809/development-bank-delivers-245mn-to-agri-sector-producers-exporters-smes/

2020 was a bumper year for agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture is aiming to further increase the productivity of the sector by focusing on a shift to mechanisation to replace human labour. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802183/2020-was-a-bumper-year-for-agriculture/

Chilli exports ratchet up a red-hot 27% in spicy 2020

The government’s policy to boost productivity performance in the agricultural sector has lit a fire under the Kingdom’s exports, with shipments of fresh chilli flaring up 27.08 per cent from 55,513 tonnes in 2019 to 70,546 tonnes in a spicy 2020, according to Minister of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chilli-exports-ratchet-red-hot-27-spicy-2020

Call to block illegal fish imports

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon yesterday reiterated a call for authorities to prevent the smuggling of farmed fish from neighbouring countries to supply local demand. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800805/call-to-block-illegal-fish-imports/

Ministry shares 2020 agri-export numbers

The Kingdom exported $4.037 billion in agricultural products in 2020, according to data from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800406/ministry-shares-2020-agri-export-numbers/

Cambodian milled rice exports reached $538 million in 2020

Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has announced the Kingdom’s rice paddy production and milled rice export totals for 2020. The minister revealed that of the nation’s approximate 3.4 million hectares of paddy fields, more than 3.26 million hectares were in harvest, yielding ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800218/cambodian-milled-rice-exports-reached-538-million-in-2020/

Crab banks buoy marine fisheries yields

Provincial fisheries officials have said the development of crab banks in community fisheries has gradually boosted marine crab output. Crab banks are where pregnant crabs are stored until their attached eggs hatch. Members of fisheries communities who catch pregnant crabs are obliged to sell them ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crab-banks-buoy-marine-fisheries-yields

Agro sector adopting digital tech

At least 92 per cent of the Kingdom’s agricultural input suppliers use digital payments in their businesses while 45 per cent use e-commerce, a new study found. The research, entitled “Digital Challenges and Opportunities of Agricultural Input Suppliers in Cambodia”, was compiled by the Centre ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agro-sector-adopting-digital-tech

Cambodia requests Japanese support for agricultural product processing

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has requested the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to consider projects to support Cambodia’s agricultural product processing. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798277/cambodia-requests-japanese-support-for-agricultural-product-processing/

Top six agro-industrial crops net Kingdom $2.32B in 2020

Cambodia exported 8.55 million tonnes of its six most profitable agro-industrial crops, through formal and informal channels, worth more than $2.32 billion this year as of December 15, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/top-six-agro-industrial-crops-net-kingdom-232b-2020

Fisheries output near 1M tonnes

Fisheries production in Cambodia this year is expected to clock in at 936,300 tonnes, up 3.06 per cent from the 908,508 tonnes logged in for the entire year 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery’s Fisheries Administration. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fisheries-output-near-1m-tonnes

Mondulkiri’s potato production is struck by seed shortage

The ministry of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries’ potato production in Mondulkiri, a northeastern province of Cambodia, has been hampered by a lack of seed, a provincial senior official revealed. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50796917/mondulkiris-potato-production-is-struck-by-seed-shortage/

France gives $91 million for agriculture, climate fight

The French government, through the French Development Agency (AFD), has provided two credit agreements worth €75 million ($91 million) to Cambodia to support sustainable agricultural and rural development, as well as climate change fight in Cambodia. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/france-gives-91-million-agriculture-climate-fight

Aquaculture committee to boost sector development

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has established the Aquaculture Promotion Cambodia Committee to facilitate the production and business activities of the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA), to increase production capacity for domestic supply and export. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/aquaculture-committee-boost-sector-development

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