Agriculture

Agricultural commodities, processing and products

Minister of Agriculture holds meeting with foreign counterparts to discuss sustainable agricultural production and food system

A meeting attended by various ministers and authorities of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries from multiple countries to discuss the topic of sustainable agriculture production and food system. The ministers and authorities met through video conference on July 19. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50897118/minister-of-agriculture-holds-meeting-with-foreign-counterparts-to-discuss-sustainable-agricultural-production-and-food-system/

Rubber sector nets $221.7M

Cambodia exported 132,174 tonnes of natural rubber worth $221.67 million in the first half of this year, up by 7.18 per cent and 38.12 per cent year-on-year in volume and value, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-sector-nets-2217m

$4 million generated from cassava exports per year

Cambodia generates from $3.5 to 4 million a year from the exports of fresh cassava and cassava starch and chips, according to Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. ​​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50876487/4-million-generated-from-cassava-exports-per-year/

Wildlife-friendly IBIS Rice project growing

The wildlife-friendly rice project implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia), which was started in 2008 in Preah Vihear province, has expanded to three more provinces as of this month – Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-friendly-ibis-rice-project-growing

Pepper exports increase 200% in first five months

Some 7,461 tonnes of Cambodian pepper were exported to foreign markets from January to May 2021, according to Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50867270/pepper-exports-increase-200-in-first-five-months/

4.1 million tonnes of agricultural products exported in first five months

Cambodia exported some 4.1 million tons of agricultural products in the first five months of this year, a 1.1 million increase over the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50862233/4-1-million-tonnes-of-agricultural-products-exported-in-first-five-months/

Up to three million tonnes of dry-season paddy rice harvested

Some 2.93 million tonnes of paddy rice farmed during the dry-season were harvested in the first five months of this year and 1.60 million tonnes exported, a year-on-year increase of about 751,496 tonnes compared to 2020. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50862577/up-to-three-million-tonnes-of-dry-season-paddy-rice-harvested/

OM 5451 rice delivers golden results

Booming demand in the Vietnamese market has taken prices of OM 5451 paddy on a wild ride during and beyond the dry-season rice harvest season this year, according to industry insiders. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/om-5451-rice-delivers-golden-results

Cassava, cashew nut, mango exports to Vietnam up almost 149%

Cambodia exported more than 1.11 million tonnes of cassava, cashew nuts and fresh mangoes to Vietnam in the first three months of 2021, up by nearly 149 per cent despite the two countries tightening their borders over fears of the spread of Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-cashew-nut-mango-exports-vietnam-almost-149

Kingdom expects 100,000 tonnes of fresh mango shipments to China

Cambodia has set an ambitious target of exporting up to 100,000 tonnes of fresh mangoes a year to China after the Kingdom made the first shipment of the fresh fruit directly to the world’s second largest economic nation on Friday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50854043/kingdom-expects-100000-tonnes-of-fresh-mango-shipments-to-china/

Safe foods stores keep prices steady amid lockdown

A number of safe-agricultural-product specialist stores in Phnom Penh have expressed their commitment to maintain the prices of their commodities and contribute to the government’s efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town in Kandal ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/safe-foods-stores-keep-prices-steady-amid-lockdown

Unseasonable rainfall melts salt production hopes

This year’s salt market will not be as strong as it was last year, with yields and prices expected to drop, according to salt producers in Kampot province. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/unseasonable-rainfall-melts-salt-production-hopes

Aquaculture group urges authorities to enforce import rules, ease transport issues

The Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) on April 19 called on relevant authorities and institutions to enforce compliance with fish-import regulations and facilitate transport for distributors to ensure an adequate market supply of fish to reverse a recent price jump. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aquaculture-group-urges-authorities-enforce-import-rules-ease-transport-issues
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aquaculture-group-urges-authorities-enforce-import-rules-ease-transport-issues

Local rice producers sell at discount

A number of Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) member companies have reduced retail prices of milled rice by 10,000-20,000 riel ($2.50-5) per 50kg sack to participate in government efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/local-rice-producers-sell-discount

Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

GI tag to create buzz around honey

A long-awaited Geographical Indication (GI) certificate handover ceremony for “Mondulkiri wild honey” scheduled for April 6 was postponed in light of the February 20 community transmission. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gi-tag-create-buzz-around-honey

Milled-rice exports plunge 33% in Q1

Cambodia exported 153,688 tonnes of milled rice in the first quarter (Q1) of this year, representing a 77,260-tonne or 33.45-per-cent drop from the 230,948 tonnes posted in January-March 2020, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/milled-rice-exports-plunge-33-q1

Communes added to Kampot’s Bokor town

Prime Minister Hun Sen has decided to create Bokor town in Kampot province’s Bokor area by combining three communes from the province’s Teuk Chhou district to ease administration and aid development. ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communes-added-kampots-bokor-town

Cambodian rice price up on international market

The price of Cambodian milled rice on the international market has seen a slight uptick in the first quarter of this year from end-2020. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-price-international-market

Vietnam renews duty-free tobacco quota for 2021

Vietnam extended its 3,000-tonne duty-free quota for Cambodian dried tobacco leaves for 2021 to meet market demand, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Seang Thay confirmed to The Post on March 23. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vietnam-renews-duty-free-tobacco-quota-2021

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