Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Domestic vanilla planting taking root

Agriculture brought the Kingdom $4.037 billion in exports alone during 2020. Products grown included cassava, mangoes, bananas and peppers among many other agro-products. However, farmers are now branching out to less common but more profitable crops – and vanilla is among them. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804869/domestic-vanilla-planting-taking-root/

‘Robust’ new cassava policy aims to diversify farming and boost exports

The launch of Cambodia’s National Cassava Policy 2020-2025 yesterday delivered new energy to the boosting of production and exports for the crop. This policy sets robust commitments for the diversification of Cambodia’s economic bases away from traditional sectors. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803999/robust-new-cassava-policy-aims-to-diversify-farming-and-boost-exports/

Rubber production to receive multi-agency effort to improve

WWF-Cambodia and the General Department of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a multi-agency partnership for transparent and sustainable natural rubber supply chains in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803833/rubber-production-to-receive-multi-agency-effort-to-improve/

Domestic vegetable production increases in 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has announced that domestic vegetable production increased in 2020 thanks to government’s efforts to boost production chains. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803232/domestic-vegetable-production-increases-in-2020/

Chilli exports ratchet up a red-hot 27% in spicy 2020

The government’s policy to boost productivity performance in the agricultural sector has lit a fire under the Kingdom’s exports, with shipments of fresh chilli flaring up 27.08 per cent from 55,513 tonnes in 2019 to 70,546 tonnes in a spicy 2020, according to Minister of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chilli-exports-ratchet-red-hot-27-spicy-2020

Cambodian milled rice exports reached $538 million in 2020

Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has announced the Kingdom’s rice paddy production and milled rice export totals for 2020. The minister revealed that of the nation’s approximate 3.4 million hectares of paddy fields, more than 3.26 million hectares were in harvest, yielding ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800218/cambodian-milled-rice-exports-reached-538-million-in-2020/

Cambodia requests Japanese support for agricultural product processing

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has requested the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to consider projects to support Cambodia’s agricultural product processing. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798277/cambodia-requests-japanese-support-for-agricultural-product-processing/

Top six agro-industrial crops net Kingdom $2.32B in 2020

Cambodia exported 8.55 million tonnes of its six most profitable agro-industrial crops, through formal and informal channels, worth more than $2.32 billion this year as of December 15, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/top-six-agro-industrial-crops-net-kingdom-232b-2020

Mondulkiri’s potato production is struck by seed shortage

The ministry of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries’ potato production in Mondulkiri, a northeastern province of Cambodia, has been hampered by a lack of seed, a provincial senior official revealed. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50796917/mondulkiris-potato-production-is-struck-by-seed-shortage/

Rice miller pilots solar warehouses

In a first for the Kingdom, leading organic rice miller and exporter AMRU Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd will pilot the use of solar energy in its facilities to increase energy sustainability during dry-season production lines that are often riddled with power outages. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-miller-pilots-solar-warehouses

Kingdom’s rubber exports up in 2020

A senior official from the General Directorate of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture has said Cambodia’s rubber exports are expected to reach 340,000 tonnes by end of the year. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795539/kingdoms-rubber-exports-up-in-2020/

Cassava prices up on delayed harvests

Cassava prices in Cambodia’s northwest corridor have skyrocketed to astonishing heights in the wake of the recent massive floods that have compromised yields in one of Kingdom’s most fertile regions. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-delayed-harvests

Ministry restores nearly 60,000 hectares of flooded rice fields

The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that it has so far restored nearly 60,000 hectares of rice fields that were affected by recent floods. Minister of Agriculture Veng Sahkon said on his Facebook page that the recent floods affected a total of 304,812 hectares of ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50792482/ministry-restores-nearly-60000-hectares-of-flooded-rice-fields-2/

Vegetables left to spoil on Kandal farms as farmers can’t find buyers

Farmers in Kandal province say they each have thousands of dollars worth of vegetables spoiling in their fields because they can’t find buyers. In Sa’ang district, an area known for vegetable growing, salad greens farmer Tai Song, 35, said growers all around were unable to find ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/vegetables-left-to-spoil-on-kandal-farms-as-farmers-cant-find-buyers/

Agro firm, NGO pen MoU on safe food in Pursat

Local agribusiness Davane Plc and non-profit NGO Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Cambodia will work together to promote the domestic agri-value chain and safe food market, a joint press release said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agro-firm-ngo-pen-mou-safe-food-pursat

First batch of Cambodian mangoes on their way to China

Cambodia has now exported its first batch of fresh mangoes to China this week. The agreement was made between the two countries back in June when it was decided that Cambodia could export around 500,000 tonnes of high quality mangos per year. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789610/first-batch-of-cambodian-mangoes-on-their-way-to-china/

Kingdom’s livestock production grew during the pandemic

MAFF’s data shows that as of Dec 2, 2020, livestock production increased from 42.02 million heads to 49.42 million heads, up 17.6 percent compared to the same period in 2019. Livestock production included fowl, (chicken and ducks), cattle (cows and buffalo), and poultry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789582/kingdoms-livestock-production-grew-during-the-pandemic/

Iran mulls purchasing agricultural products from Kingdom: Official

Iran has voiced an interest in buying Cambodian agricultural products for domestic consumption and re-export, Cambodian ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn told The Post on December 3. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/iran-mulls-purchasing-agricultural-products-kingdom-official

White sugar production hits 102,000 tonnes a year

The Kingdom is now capable of domestically producing up to 102,000 tonnes of white sugar per year from sugarcane grown at plantations in its southwestern provinces (Kampong Speu, Koh Kong), according to statistics released by Phnom Penh Sugar Co Ltd (PPSC) last week. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789216/white-sugar-production-hits-102000-tonnes-a-year/

Cambodia’s Kampot pepper granted GI certification from 50 Countries

The Ministry of Commerce has secured geographical indication (GI) certification of Cambodia’s Kampot pepper from 50 countries. The update was provided by the Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak when presiding over official Handover Ceremony of Czech Machine and Buying “Kampot Pepper” from Small Farmers by ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788387/cambodias-kampot-pepper-granted-gi-certification-from-50-countries/

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