Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Cambodian pepper and natural fisheries to be shipped to China

Cambodia will be able to directly export its pepper and natural fisheries to Chinese market, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Cambodia said on November 22. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501191266/cambodian-pepper-and-natural-fisheries-to-be-shipped-to-china/

$10m fund to buy rice from struggling farmers

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has pledged to provide another $10 million in addition to a $83 million fund to purchase rice from farmers at a reasonable cost amid low prices​ to avoid selling to crooked dealers. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/10m-fund-to-buy-rice-from-struggling-farmers

Cambodian rice crowned world’s best

Cambodia’s Phka Romduol rice has been crowned the best rice in the world at the prestigious World Rice Forum. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodian-rice-crowned-worlds-best

Poisoned workers recover, plantation closed

The more than 70 banana plantation workers who were poisoned, causing three to die, in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district have recovered, while the plantation has been closed for investigation which has affected workers’ livelihoods. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179536/poisoned-workers-recover-plantation-closed/

5 banana plantation workers succumb to ‘poisoning’, 69 recover

Five banana plantation workers in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district died of poisoning on October 25 and 26, while a further 69 workers, who were also poisoned, have recovered. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501178758/5-banana-plantation-workers-succumb-to-poisoning-69-recover/

Local rice seed production plans discussed

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has met with key stakeholders to establish local rice seed production to help farmers. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-rice-seed-production-aid-farmers

Increasing domestic agriculture key to preventing food inflation

Despite food prices in Cambodia slightly decreasing in September compared to the previous month, some food products will remain expensive in the long-run, which impacts Cambodian food supplies and livelihoods. To save Cambodia from food inflation, the Kingdom needs to boost more local agricultural productions, ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-food-inflation

Tina unveils plans for high-quality rice

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina has unveiled plans to boost the use of high-quality rice seeds. The new varieties, he said, would give higher yields using fewer seeds, grow quickly and be resistant to pests and disease. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tina-unveils-plans-high-quality-rice

PM Hun Sen calls for establishment of local rice seed production bases

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for the creation of local rice seed production bases to distribute to farmers who lack rice seeds without transporting from other areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501174433/pm-hun-sen-calls-for-establishment-of-local-rice-seed-production-bases/

Demand dip drives down int’l rubber sales by 9%

Cambodia netted more than $348 million from the export of rubber latex and wood in the first nine months of 2022, falling by nine per cent year-on-year due to downward pressure on global demand, especially from China and Europe, the latter of which has seen ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/demand-dip-drives-down-intl-rubber-sales-9

Banteay Meanchey officials conduct cattle vaccinations for foot and mouth disease

Agricultural officials launched an operation on October 21 to vaccinate 1,496 cattle against foot and mouth disease in three villages in Chhnuor Meanchey commune of Banteay Meanchey province’s Preah Netr Preah district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-officials-conduct-cattle-vaccinations-foot-and-mouth-disease

Deal signed to stimulate rice exports to Mongolia

A rice mill has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Mongolian business council that aims to see Cambodia export rice to the landlocked country in the near future. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/deal-signed-to-stimulate-rice-exports-to-mongolia

Sakhon: Agro-food soured by low tech, unfit standards

The Cambodian agro-food industry, even as a significant driver of economic growth, continues to be troubled by a collection of pressing issues, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on October 3. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sakhon-agro-food-soured-low-tech-unfit-standards

FAO expects Cambodian rice output to fall but stay above average this year

Rice output in Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam is forecast to fall this year but stay above five-year averages in Cambodia and Thailand, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501162901/fao-expects-cambodian-rice-output-to-fall-but-stay-above-average-this-year/

Residents have been in a land dispute with the sugar cane company Ly Yong Phat continues to seek justice while not yet get compensation

Hundreds of hectares of green plantations of Ly Yong Phat surrounded by mountains in Oral district, Kampong Speu province seem to reflect the prosperous lives of nearby villagers, but some people claim that they are living in a state of mental crisis due to the ...

Tuk Piseth
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/10/02/residents-have-been-in-a-land-dispute-with-the-sugar-cane-company-tycoon-ly-yong-phat-continues-to-seek-justice-while-not-yet-get-compensation/

Two firms to buy over 66,000 tonnes of paddy rice and cassava from Preah Vihear province

Two firms – Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. and Cambodian Agriculture Cooperative Corporation Plc. (CACC) – have renewed their agreement on contract farming with farmers in Preah Vihear province. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501143624/two-firms-to-buy-over-66000-tonnes-of-paddy-rice-and-cassava-from-preah-vihear-province/

Vietnam rubber giant’s 2022 Cambodia output to pass 140K tonne goal

Vietnam Rubber Group JSC’s (VRG) natural-rubber processing plants in Cambodia have reportedly produced 109,526 tonnes of latex this year, equivalent to 78.23 per cent of the firm’s full-year target, as it strives to meet international demand for the milky white sap, especially from China – ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-rubber-giants-2022-cambodia-output-pass-140k-tonne-goal

Minister appreciates Vietnam’s rubber investment in Cambodia

Vietnam’s rubber investment in Cambodia has been contributing significantly to the country’s economic growth. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, underlined so in a meeting with Mr Le Thanh Hung, General Director of the Vietnam Rubber Group (VRG) on Tuesday. ...

Khmer Times Staffs
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501139323/minister-appreciates-vietnams-rubber-investment-in-cambodia/

Cambodia exports rubber worth almost $255 million in first 7 months of 2022

Cambodia exported 161,562 tons of dry rubber in the first seven months of 2022, a slight drop of 0.3 percent year-on-year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501131275/cambodia-exports-rubber-worth-almost-255-million-in-first-7-months-of-2022/

Salt shipment arrives as output falls below half of 2022 demand

Cambodia has received a first batch of salt imported from India, after unseasonable rains since the beginning of the year melted away domestic yields below half of the expected nationwide demand for 2022. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/salt-shipment-arrives-output-falls-below-half-2022-demand

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