UN says Cambodian rice farming faces challenges

The UN’s Global Reporting Initiative shows the Cambodia rice sector has faced significant sustainability challenges of decreasing returns for small-scale producers, inadequate uptake of responsible farming practices and smallholder engagement models amid calls for increasing organic production. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777272/un-says-cambodian-rice-farming-faces-challenges/

Rubber exports are up but prices still remain elastic

Cambodia exported 179,621 tonnes of rubber in the first nine months of 2020, a jump of 3.78 per cent from the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-are-prices-still-remain-elastic

MAFF being short changed by ELC holders, revenue loss significant

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has claimed that it is revising the economic land concession (ELC) laws to ensure that the land is being used properly to benefit the country’s economy. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771557/maff-being-short-changed-by-elc-holders-revenue-loss-significant/

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/senator-ly-yong-phat-family-given-preah-sihanouk-state-land-for-tourism-development/5613723.html

WFP director outlines continued transition into technical assistance

The World Food Programme’s (WFP) new Country Director, Claire Conan, has stated that the organisation is continuing with its transition into providing more technical assistance partnerships with the Cambodian government and local agricultural sector. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770737/wfp-director-outlines-continued-transition-into-technical-assistance/

Government to draft policy to boost pepper value

The government is now drafting a policy on pepper with the intention of scaling up a competitive advantage, attract investors and boost added-value to Cambodian pepper production, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768753/government-to-draft-policy-to-boost-pepper-value/

CSOs urge ministry to release the full EIA

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have requested that the Ministry of Environment to publicly release the full details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to ensure accountability and transparency of environmental governance in Cambodia. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769046/csos-urge-ministry-to-release-the-full-eia/

Koh Kong police break up protest, arrest four

Koh Kong police dispersed a protest in front of the provincial hall around 2am on Tuesday, removing tents and arresting four protestors. The protesters set up tents in front of the provincial hall on Monday in an effort to accelerate a solution. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-police-break-protest-arrest-four

Obstacles to developing agriculture

Cambodia’s agriculture has become a talking point among other sectors, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so for faced unsolved issues for years. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766441/obstacles-to-developing-agriculture/

Cambodian grown tobacco exported to five countries

Cambodia has exported tobacco to five countries, said Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Minister pointed out that during this period, the exported tobacco products amounted to 5,376 tonnes. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764534/cambodian-grown-tobacco-exported-to-five-countries/

The effects of COVID-19 on farming

In 2020, the agriculture sector continues to play a significant role in the Cambodian economy, accounting for 22 percent of the Kingdom’s GDP and employing one-third of the Cambodian workforce. ...

Pamela Corda
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764323/the-effects-of-covid-19-on-farming/

Cambodia has exported more than 3 million tonnes of agricultural produce

More than 3 million tonnes of Cambodia’s agricultural products were exported as of Sept 11,  according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764124/cambodia-has-exported-more-than-3-million-tonnes-of-agricultural-produce/

Going nuts for cashews

The Cambodian government together with nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and farmers are joining hands to develop the cashew industry by establishing a Cambodia Cashew Federation (CCF) to commercialise the sector internationally. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763659/going-nuts-for-cashews/

Cashew nut prices in decline

Cambodia’s cashew nut prices slightly dropped because of border closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although some goods are being let through. ...

Kuch Nithatevy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762676/cashew-nut-prices-in-decline/

Fragrant rice market promising

The price of  Cambodia’s premium fragrant rice export market is promising compared with Thailand and Vietnam’s, according to a rice exporter. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761985/fragrant-rice-market-promising/

Sweet news for palm sugar suppliers, users

Kampong Speu palm sugar production is promising while demand is rising and farmers are happy with the current price, according to Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association (KSPSPA).​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760225/sweet-news-for-palm-sugar-suppliers-users/

Cambodia ensures food security and rice exports

The beginning of this season’s rice harvest has been slower than in 2019. This has been brought about by drought causing slower seed-planting, resulting in some farmers having to replant and harvest has now been extended into December. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758818/cambodia-ensures-food-security-and-rice-exports/

Rice farmers seek funding, blaming change in seasons

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to release more funds and requested an extension to the loan cycle repayments, blaming an adjustment in the harvest season. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757893/rice-farmers-seek-funding-blaming-change-in-seasons/

Kampot pepper sales losing their spice

Kampot pepper, a certified geographical indication (GI) product, and along with other organic and non-GI peppers are now struggling with market’ demand as sales fall drastically. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757895/kampot-pepper-sales-losing-their-spice/

Good weather proves savoury for salt farmers in Kampot

Kampot province has produced around 84,000 tonnes of salt so far this year to supply the domestic market, according to a report from the Salt Farms Bureau of the Kampot Provincial Department of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756098/good-weather-proves-savoury-for-salt-farmers-in-kampot/

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