Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Ministry signs MoU to boost agri-food sector

The Ministry of Commerce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KCCV Plantation Co Ltd to promote the development of a secure agri-food product value chain. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-signs-mou-boost-agri-food-sector

Kingdom becoming more self-reliant on vegetables

A senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture has called on more investment in the horticulture and subsidiary crops sector because the demand for vegetables in the country has increased nearly 1,000 tonnes per day. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726932/kingdom-becoming-more-self-reliant-on-vegetables/

Cambodia spent nearly $1 billion on import pigs and poultries each year

The representatives of the Cambodian Livestock Raisers Association said that if we use the $ 1 billion to raise pigs and poultry locally, we could generate more jobs for the people in the country and they do not need to migrate to work in a ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726064/cambodia-spent-nearly-1-billion-on-import-pigs-and-poultries-each-year/

PM Hun Sen gives nod for white rice exports resumption

Three agriculture products were given the nod to restart export next week, the government announced Friday during the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723899/pm-hun-sen-gives-nod-for-white-rice-exports-resumption/

Cambodia exported over 186,000 tonnes of cashew nuts in first 4 months of 2020

Cambodia exported 186,205 tonnes of cashew nut to foreign markets in the first four months of this year, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720899/cambodia-exported-over-186000-tonnes-of-cashew-nuts-in-first-4-months-of-2020/

Agriprocessors urged to take out loans and expand work

The state-run Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) has called for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to expand their agriculture-based processing productions and apply for low-interest rate emergency loans. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720250/agriprocessors-urged-to-take-out-loans-and-expand-work/

2,000 tonnes of Cambodian pepper exported in first 4 months

Cambodian pepper has been exported to 13 foreign markets in the first four months of this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720440/2000-tonnes-of-cambodian-pepper-exported-in-first-4-months/

Free vegetable seeds for farmers affected by COVID-19

Banteay Meanchey provincial officials and the Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on Wednesday that they will distribute free vegetable seeds to farmers and garment workers. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720984/free-vegetable-seeds-for-farmers-affected-by-covid-19/

CRF asks ministry for $30M increase to purchase paddy

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the Ministry of Economy and Finance to disburse an additional $30 million through the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB), its president Song Saran told The Post on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crf-asks-ministry-30m-increase-purchase-paddy

Cassava exports jump slightly, but disappoint

Cambodia exported 1,115,365 tonnes of cassava to the international market in the first three months of this year, inching up around 1.6 per cent from 1,097,803 in the year-ago period, said a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-exports-jump-slightly-disappoint

Local livestock numbers increase to fill demand

Local livestock numbers have been reported to be on the rise, showing that local production will soon be able to increase supply to local markets, which currently still depend strongly on imports. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718744/local-livestock-numbers-increase-to-fill-demand/

Lemongrass from Cambodia to the pots of the world

The update was provided by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, who said that Cambodia can now export its lemongrass. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718292/lemongrass-from-cambodia-to-the-pots-of-the-world/

Cambodia welcomes sisal into crop portfolio

Cambodia will soon start cultivating sisal, an agave plant native to southern Mexico which produces a strong fibre, after China Great Cause (Cambodia) Investment Co Ltd received an economic land concession in Preah Vihear province to build a processing plant. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-welcomes-sisal-crop-portfolio

Rubber exports up by 10 percent in Q1

Cambodia’s rubber export has increased 10 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, but the price of the commodity showed a slight decrease, according to a report from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714831/rubber-exports-up-by-10-percent-in-q1/

Price of exported rice doubles

The price of fragrant rice exports to international markets has doubled in the last month, from $50 to $100 per matrix ton, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50713246/price-of-exported-rice-doubles/

Border opening on table

Cambodia and Thailand are in talks to open more border gates to import and export agricultural products after the two countries largely closed their borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Held on Tuesday on the Thai side of the border, the Cambodian delegation was led by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-opening-table

China remains major market for Cambodia rice exports

China remains the main source for Cambodia rice exports according to just-released data from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). The CRF’s figures show that in the first quarter of 2020, 44 percent of Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to China or 101,345 tonnes. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708983/china-remains-major-market-for-cambodia-rice-exports/

Cambodia’s rice export up 35 Percent in Q1 amid looming ban

Cambodia exported a total of 230,948 tons of milled rice to foreign markets in the first quarter of this year, according to Cambodia Rice Federation’s report. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708588/cambodias-rice-export-up-35-percent-in-q1-amid-looming-ban/

Rice stockpile boosted in face of continuing Coronavirus threat

The Cambodian government has been looking to secure a stockpile of milled rice to ensure a sufficient domestic supply of the staple. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708400/rice-stockpile-boosted-in-face-of-continuing-coronavirus-threat/

PM orders suspension of white rice, paddy exports

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the suspension of white rice and paddy exports from Cambodia from 11:59pm on April 5, on the grounds of securing domestic supplies while Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Cambodia. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-suspension-white-rice-paddy-exports

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