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Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

Dry season rice crops have bumper Q1, exports decrease by 33 per cent

Yields for this year’s dry-season crops, especially rice, increased significantly in the first quarter of 2021, though exports decreased compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dry-season-rice-crops-have-bumper-q1-exports-decrease-33-cent

GI tag to create buzz around honey

A long-awaited Geographical Indication (GI) certificate handover ceremony for “Mondulkiri wild honey” scheduled for April 6 was postponed in light of the February 20 community transmission. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gi-tag-create-buzz-around-honey

Milled-rice exports plunge 33% in Q1

Cambodia exported 153,688 tonnes of milled rice in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, representing a 77,260-tonne or 33.45-per-cent drop from the 230,948 tonnes posted in January-March 2020, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-plunge-33-q1

Communes added to Kampot’s Bokor town

Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to create Bokor town in Kampot province’s Bokor area by combining three communes from the province’s Teuk Chhou district to ease administration and aid development. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communes-added-kampots-bokor-town

Covid fails to sour palm sugar’s sweet market

Minimal disruption to production chains and booming demand is sweet news for suppliers of geographical-indication- (GI) certified palm sugar. According to Saroeun, members can produce 250 tonnes of the commodity per season in December-May. He said KSPSPA’s 10 member companies exported a total of 70 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-fails-sour-palm-sugars-sweet-market

Cambodian rice price up on international market

The price of Cambodian milled rice on the international market has seen a slight uptick in the first quarter of this year from end-2020. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-price-international-market

Kampong Speu canal restoration to ease farmland drought

Kampong Speu Provincial Authorities are currently restoring two main canals connecting the Tasal Lake and Reservoir in Oral district to other areas in Takeo and Kandal provinces to help alleviate drought and dry farmland. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50830257/kampong-speu-canal-restoration-to-ease-farmland-drought/

Drive to improve agricultural value chains across ASEAN

A German group is pushing for an increase in sustainable agricultural value chains in ASEAN to improve rural people’s livelihoods. German International Cooperation (GIZ) yesterday hosted an online forum to discuss the issue. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829302/drive-to-improve-agricultural-value-chains-across-asean/

Vietnam renews duty-free tobacco quota for 2021

Vietnam extended its 3,000-tonne duty-free quota for Cambodian dried tobacco leaves for 2021 to meet market demand, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay confirmed to The Post on March 23. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-renews-duty-free-tobacco-quota-2021

Garlic becoming potential cash crop in Mondulkiri

Garlic is becoming another potential cash crop for Cambodia’s north-eastern province of Mondulkiri – thanks to the remarkable success of a pioneer farmer. The good news was shared recently in a Facebook post by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50827814/garlic-becoming-potential-cash-crop-in-mondulkiri/

Preah Vihear villagers seek solution to ‘encroachment’

Around 230 families from three villages in Romtom commune of Preah Vihear province’s Rovieng district said they are worried about the continued encroachment on their farmland by three companies which have licences for gold mining and agricultural in the area. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-villagers-seek-solution-encroachment

China demand stretches rubber prices

The prices of Cambodian natural rubber latex on international markets have risen by more than 10 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, driven by rising demand from China, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-demand-stretches-rubber-prices

Community to become first mango winemaker

A Tbong Khmum provincial farming community is on tenterhooks as it waits for its 11 20-litre batches of mango wine to ferment, in a new project backed by the provincial agriculture department as it explores new opportunities for the fruit. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/community-become-first-mango-winemaker

China customs size up mangoes

A team from China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on March 10 conducted a virtual inspection of three Cambodian mango farms and four treatment facilities to ensure that they are fit for export, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-customs-size-mangoes

Czech firm ramps up pepper orders

Czech-Cambodian firm EU Land and Pepper Investment Co Ltd has vowed to buy 50 per cent of all produce cultivated by its contracted smallholder growers this year to ramp up exports, with the European market in its sights. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/czech-firm-ramps-pepper-orders

Canada farm inks MoU with Prek Leap agriculture college

Toronto-listed Asia Green Biotechnology Corp (AGB) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Prek Leap National Institute of Agriculture in Phnom Penh (Prek Leap) to advance production techniques of medicinal and commercial crops. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/canada-farm-inks-mou-prek-leap-agriculture-college

Cassava prices jump on lacklustre harvest

Cassava prices in the provinces bordering Thailand and Vietnam increased during the 2020-2021 harvest season as a result of lower crop yields, according to two top provincial commerce officials. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-jump-lacklustre-harvest

Kampot salt harvest trails behind

Kampot, Cambodia’s leading salt producing province, is expected to yield less of the commodity than reported last year on adverse weather conditions, provincial Department of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation director Sok Kim Choeun told The Post on March 8. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-salt-harvest-trails-behind

Agri-exports surge 55% in Jan-Feb

Cambodia exported a total of 1,599,922.37 tonnes of major non-milled-rice agricultural products in the first two months of this year, an increase of 569,493.88 tonnes or 55.27 per cent compared to the same period in 2020, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agri-exports-surge-55-jan-feb

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