Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Cambodian agri exports rise 7.8% to 8.6M tonnes

Cambodia formally exported 8.6 million tonnes of agricultural products to 74 markets last year worth nearly $5 billion, up 7.8 per cent from the 7.9 million tonnes booked in 2021, as agriculture contributed 22.2 per cent of the Kingdom’s 2022 gross domestic product (GDP), according ...

Hin Pisei

‘Kampot-Kep Salt’ GI association to be created ‘soon’

The process of establishing an association to represent and manage the “Kampot-Kep Salt” name once the commodity has been awarded domestic geographical indication (GI) status – expected late next month – is “progressing smoothly”, reported Bun Narin, the group’s acting president and number-one candidate for ...

Hin Pisei

$100M in rice financing set to ratchet up productivity

The rice industry has applauded government plans to invest an additional $100 million in the near future, towards ramping up production of the grains as well as the procurement of paddy for export-oriented processing. ...

May Kunmakara

PM Hun Sen supports the outcome of two new varieties of rice

Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his full support to two new varieties of rice recently introduced to the farmers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Prey Veng, the biggest rice producer in Cambodia

Prey Veng is the leading province in Cambodia in terms of rice production for local consumption and export to foreign markets, affirmed Chea Somethy, Governor of Prey Veng province, at a press conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Rubber exports edge up even as prices drop

Cambodia netted $79.370 million from the export of natural rubber latex and wood in the first two months of 2023, marking a slight increase year-on-year, even amid a decline in prices on international markets for the locally-produced white sap, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, ...

Hin Pisei

Commerce ministry, PTT gas stations collaborate on project

The General Department of Trade Promotion at the Ministry of Commerce has cooperated with PTT Cambodia Ltd on a project to boost Khmer product sales at PTT gas stations in the capital and 15 provinces after the project was successfully implemented in 2022. ...

Yuth Vireak

Agri-exports to Vietnam boom nearly five-fold in past 3 years

Cambodia has emerged as a major exporter of agricultural products to Vietnam in the past couple of years, registering a January-October 2022 total of $2.429 billion, according to the state-run Vietnamnet newspaper. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia misses target of exporting 1m tons of rice

Hun Sen said on Monday Cambodia has not been successful in exporting one million tons of rice because of a lack of processing basics, including rice mills, dry ovens, and capital. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

‘Cambodia to be main cashew exporter’

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia could become one of the main cashew nut producers and exporters in the world, and added the commodity has the potential but limitations of processing. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Tina urges dairy farm-farmer venture

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina aims to promote cooperation between local farmers in northern Takeo province’s Bati district and the owners of Kirisu Dairy Farm, saying he foresees great potential in such a venture. ...

Hong Raksmey

Promotion of Cambodia’s rice sector discussed

The promotion of Cambodia’s rice sector was further discussed between Ministry of Commerce and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) to be able to penetrate more foreign markets, especially the European Union (EU) markets. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia launches program to support rural economy, agricultural trade

Cambodia on Thursday launched the Agriculture Services Program for an Inclusive Rural Economy and Agricultural Trade, aiming to link agricultural products to markets. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Pact to boost coffee value chain development in Mondulkiri province

A local supplier of coffee beans Kofi Co Ltd and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation have entered into a collaboration to boost sustainable coffee value chain development in Mondulkiri province. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Cambodia becomes major agricultural product supplier to Vietnam

In the past two years, Cambodian agricultural products have entered the Vietnamese market. At times, Cambodia was even the largest supplier of agricultural products to Vietnam. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia produced more than 11 million tonnes of rice last year

Farmers around the country saw success in the cultivation of rice last year despite hard weather conditions bringing an extended rainy season and achieved 110.40 percent of the planned rice cultivation for 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Rain, cold weather expected to dampen cashew nut output

The Cashew nut Association of Cambodia (CAC) requested that relevant authorities speed up the implementation of a national cashew nut policy amid unfavourable weather conditions that experts predict will lower Cambodia’s overall cashew output for 2023. ...

Van Socheata

Cambodia’s cashew players’ plans to strengthen the sector for export

Cambodia’s cashew value chain has received a boost after discussions were held between Cambodia Cashew Federation (CCF) and development partners to build the nation’s nascent cashew export sector. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Cassava prices in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province on a high

Cassava prices in Preah Vihear province this year are very good, Director of Preah Vihear provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Poeung Tryda said. “So far, the price of dried cassava is more than KHR 900 per kilogramme, while fresh cassava is between KHR ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kampot governor lauds battlefield transformed into banana plantation

Kampot provincial governor Mao Thonin offered a former battlefield turned banana plantation as an example of one of the province’s great success stories. “Once the site of immeasurable suffering, it is now a popular tourist attraction, while also producing up to 2,500 tonnes of export ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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