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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

China demand stretches rubber prices

The prices of Cambodian natural rubber latex on international markets have risen by more than 10 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, driven by rising demand from China, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-demand-stretches-rubber-prices

Czech firm ramps up pepper orders

Czech-Cambodian firm EU Land and Pepper Investment Co Ltd has vowed to buy 50 per cent of all produce cultivated by its contracted smallholder growers this year to ramp up exports, with the European market in its sights. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/czech-firm-ramps-pepper-orders

Cassava prices jump on lacklustre harvest

Cassava prices in the provinces bordering Thailand and Vietnam increased during the 2020-2021 harvest season as a result of lower crop yields, according to two top provincial commerce officials. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-jump-lacklustre-harvest

Kampot salt harvest trails behind

Kampot, Cambodia’s leading salt producing province, is expected to yield less of the commodity than reported last year on adverse weather conditions, provincial Department of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation director Sok Kim Choeun told The Post on March 8. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-salt-harvest-trails-behind

Red corn prices enjoy surge on demand for domestic feed

Prices of red corn have reportedly seen modest rises on surging demand for domestic feed production as the harvest season nears its end. In northwestern provinces, red corn is typically harvested twice a year between late June and August and then again between late October ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/red-corn-prices-enjoy-surge-demand-domestic-feed

Pepper plantation expected to increase this year

The planting of pepper is expected to increase this year thanks to growing demand for the condiment on the international market, particularly from China. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816983/pepper-plantation-expected-to-increase-this-year/

PM seeks Philippine boost to Cambodia’s rice sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the Philippines to consider buying more Cambodian rice or investing in the rice sector here. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815554/pm-seeks-philippine-boost-to-cambodias-rice-sector/

Agricultural rice map updated to boost production

The Ministry of Agriculture is updating the national rice map to boost the Kingdom’s quality and quantity of rice production by providing detailed data about geographic areas. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814769/agricultural-rice-map-updated-to-boost-production/

Cashew prices promising in early harvest but poor weather hits yield

Early harvest season prices for cashew nuts appear to be promising but farmers in some provinces are facing a possible delay in the start of the harvest because of unfavorable weather conditions. The harvest season of the cashew nut generally begins in February and continues ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814558/cashew-prices-promising-in-early-harvest-but-poor-weather-hits-yield/

Nearly 3K illegal burn sites identified across Kingdom

Illegal burning of rice stubble and land at the periphery of forests continues to occur throughout the Kingdom’s rural areas, especially in the north and northeast regions, according to officials who documented the activities on site. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-3k-illegal-burn-sites-identified-across-kingdom

Amru celebrates 10th anniversary

Over the last decade since the government established a rice promotion policy in 2010, locally-owned rice miller and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd has become one of the game changers in driving milled-rice exports and transforming the Kingdom into a key rice exporter in ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/amru-celebrates-10th-anniversary

Cambodia generates over $30 million from milled rice exports in January

Cambodia’s gross revenue from rice exports in the first month of this year declined by 32.07 percent compared to the same period in 2019. Figures from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) show that the Kingdom earned in total US$30.76 million from milled rice exports. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809992/cambodia-generates-over-30-million-from-milled-rice-exports-in-january/

Contract farming in Mondulkiri fruit and vegetables rolling out

Tropicam Fruit and Vegetable Co Ltd will be rolling out a contract farming agreement with groups of farmers in Mondulkiri province on the supply, purchase and safe production of fruits and vegetables according to Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) standards. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807971/contract-farming-in-mondulkiri-fruit-and-vegetables-rolling-out/

Horticulture project gets Phase III

The third phase of the Cambodia Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition (CHAIN-III) project was officially launched on January 22 in a bid to ramp up production and shore up sustainable horticultural trade to improve the livelihoods of Cambodians in remote rural areas. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/horticulture-project-gets-phase-iii

Agrifirm bags MoU for Siem Reap produce

Agro-industrial firm LY LY Food Industry Co Ltd on January 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siem Reap-based wholesaler Food and Agriculture Market (FAM) to supply it with fruits and vegetables. The signing ceremony was presided over by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agrifirm-bags-mou-siem-reap-produce

‘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/

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/

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/

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