Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Contract farming gives hope to agriculture cooperatives

Amru Rice (Cambodia), and 22 agriculture cooperatives (ACs) from three provinces signed contract farming deals to supply and produce fragrant paddy on sustainable rice platform for the 2020 cultivation season. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755135/contract-farming-gives-hope-to-agriculture-cooperatives/

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/

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

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/

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

Domestic animal feed production urged

Mr Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for domestic production of animal feeds to supply local demand, generate jobs, and reduce the import of the product from abroad.​​​ ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744882/domestic-animal-feed-production-urged/

Crisis talks on threat to rice imports

The Commerce Ministry and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) had an urgent meeting about the USA Rice Federation to the The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the eliminating a trade benefit on rice imported to US including from Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744806/crisis-talks-on-threat-to-rice-imports/

Rice production in first half of 2020 hits 75 percent of yearly target

Cambodia’s rice paddy cultivation as of July has fulfilled over 75 percent of this year’s target, data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries revealed. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743726/rice-production-in-first-half-of-2020-hits-75-percent-of-yearly-target/

CEO: Up to 300,000 tonnes of palm oil ‘possible’ this year

Crop-friendly weather is set to underpin growth in Cambodia’s output of crude palm oil beyond prior estimates, industry insiders have said. The oil palm, also known by its botanical name Elaeis guineensis, is a tropical plant cultivar which is said to have originated in the ancient ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ceo-300000-tonnes-palm-oil-possible-year

Cambodia’s rubber exports increase by 17 percent in first five months

Cambodia exported 97,175 tonnes of rubber to foreign markets in the first five months of this year, an increase by 17 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741048/cambodias-rubber-exports-increase-by-17-percent-in-first-five-months/

Milled-rice exports up 41%

Cambodia’s milled-rice exports gained 41 per cent to 397,660 tonnes in the first half of this year from the 281,538 tonnes shipped in the same period last year. Their combined value was $264.5 million, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng told The Post on ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-41

Prey Veng highest rice-producing province of 2020

Prey Veng province has been the highest rice-producing province in the country thus far this year, a position usually held by Battambang. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said this year, 1.4 million tonnes of rice was cultivated from Prey Veng province, making ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50739349/prey-veng-highest-rice-producing-province-of-2020/

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