Cashew nut exports nearly double in 2019

Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Khan Samban, director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-Industry, told The Post that the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cashew-nut-exports-nearly-double-2019

Government’s study aims to expand rubber revenue

The General Directorate of Rubber announced a joint study on family-owned rubber plantations in three provinces to better understand how growers have responded to the sharp drop in rubber prices over the past nine years. The average cost of rubber has fallen from around $4,600 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/governments-study-aims-expand-rubber-revenue

Shipments of mango to South Korea poised to begin this week

Exports of Cambodian mangoes to South Korea will begin this week after Korean authorities gave the nod. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Department of Plant Protection, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Requirements director Ker Monthivuth told The Post on Sunday that after several inspections of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/shipments-mango-south-korea-poised-begin-week

Compensation demanded over reservoir construction

More than 100 families in Preah Vihear province are demanding compensation from the authorities over the construction of a reservoir which they claim had affected their livelihoods. The villagers said the Raksa reservoir, a government-run project for storing water in Chey Sen and Rovieng districts ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/compensation-demanded-over-reservoir-construction

Corn industry maintains hope for rebound amid plummeting prices

Total corn exports dropped by more than 40 per cent on 2018 due to last year’s drought and pest damage, industry insiders said. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data showed that last year the Kingdom exported 119,993 tonnes of red corn – down 41.23 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/corn-industry-maintains-hope-rebound-amid-plummeting-prices

Kingdom exports 157K tonnes of bananas

The export of yellow bananas to international markets last year reached 157,812 tonnes, most of which was exported to China and the rest to Vietnam and Japan, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report showed. There is no data on 2018 banana exports to ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-exports-157k-tonnes-bananas

As rice exports to EU drop, dealers are reducing prices due to tariffs

Government data showed that Cambodia’s rice exports to the European Union had dropped by 30 percent in 2019, after the economic bloc imposed tariffs at the start of last year. Ministry of Agriculture data showed that rice exports dropped from 300,000 tons in 2018 to around ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/as-rice-exports-to-eu-drop-dealers-are-reducing-prices-due-to-tariffs-/5229066.html

Special status pepper sales not so spicy

About 120 tonnes of Kampot pepper, which received geographical indication (GI) certification from the European Union in 2019, was harvested last year but less than half of the yield was sold in the traditional way through the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676343/special-status-pepper-sales-not-so-spicy

Boosting domestic vegetable production to curb imports

The country planted a variety of vegetables covering a total 58,000 hectares of land nationwide by the end of 2019 that produced 68 per cent of local market demand, according to Ministry of Agriculture’s spokesperson Srey Vuthy. By 2023, he wants this to increase to 63,000 ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676080/boosting-domestic-vegetable-production-to-curb-imports

Restoration of irrigation systems set to begin in four provinces

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, through the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-financed Climate Friendly Agri-Business Value Chains (CFAVC) Sector Project, will begin restoring 32 irrigation systems and dig 800 ponds in Takeo, Kampong Cham, Kampot and Tbong Khmum provinces. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/restoration-irrigation-systems-set-begin-four-provinces

PM urges farmers to diversify crops amid shortage of water

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday called for farmers to diversify beyond rice during the dry season, amid meteorologists’ warnings that a decline in water levels due to drought will adversely impact output and prices. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-urges-farmers-diversify-crops-amid-shortage-water

Hun Sen wants foreign money to invest in agro-processing

Cambodia’s Prime Minister is calling for more investments on agriculture processing and technology industry in the Kingdom. Speaking at a graduation ceremony yesterday, Mr Hun Sen said that more than 2 million hectares of paddy were harvested among the 2.7 million hectares of cultivated land ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674133/hun-sen-wants-foreign-money-to-invest-in-agro-processing

Hun Sen defends free market rice pricing in the Kingdom

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday defended the Kingdom’s stance in letting the free market determine the price of rice and blasted critics by saying Cambodia is not a communist country. Fluctuations in the price of rice have some farmers calling on the government to set ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50674238/hun-sen-defends-free-market-rice-pricing-in-the-kingdom

Siem Reap farmers asked to conserve West Baray water

With drought looming large, farmers who irrigate their paddy fields from the West Baray area in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province are asked to conserve water.​ ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673464/siem-reap-farmers-asked-to-conserve-west-baray-water

Ministries unite to fight antimicrobial resistance

An action plan on antimicrobial resistance has been launched by the government to promote human and animal welfare in agriculture.​ The launch of the Multi-Sectoral Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2019-2023 was held on Monday in Phnom Penh. The strategy is the work of the ministries ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673496/ministries-unite-to-fight-antimicrobial-resistance

Exporter urges Kampot pepper farmers to focus on quality

An exporter has asked farmers to focus on producing high-quality pepper by following strict standards to strengthen demand for their products abroad. According to the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association, 50 percent of Kampot pepper is exported to the EU, while 30 percent is consumed internally. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673130/exporter-urges-kampot-pepper-farmers-to-focus-on-quality

China’s Shandong eyes investment in agriculture in Kratie

Delegates from the Shandong provincial standing committee have expressed strong interest in investing in Kratie province’s agricultural sector, provincial governor Va Thorn told The Post on Monday. “The Chinese delegation inspected the Snuol Special Economic Zone [SEZ] as they have expressed interest in investing in a ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinas-shandong-eyes-investment-agriculture-kratie

WFP project blends regular and fortified rice

The World Food Programme Cambodia and Green Trade Company yesterday launched a project to blend regular rice with fortified rice to be used to provide free breakfast for children in targeted schools next year.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50671914/wfp-project-blends-regular-and-fortified-rice

Prime Minister appeals to rice millers not to lower paddy prices

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday appealed to rice millers and paddy buyers not to lower prices and to secure better rates for farmers facing difficulties in the early harvest season. The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) said the low prices were due to an influx ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prime-minister-appeals-rice-millers-not-lower-paddy-prices

Pich Sros raises dam issues

Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) president Pich Sros on Tuesday raised four issues faced by residents of Kampong Speu and Takeo provinces regarding dam constructions and submitted his report to the Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor. Sros told The Post that the ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pich-sros-raises-dam-issues

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