Rubber exports are up but prices still remain elastic

Cambodia exported 179,621 tonnes of rubber in the first nine months of 2020, a jump of 3.78 per cent from the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-are-prices-still-remain-elastic

Government to draft policy to boost pepper value

The government is now drafting a policy on pepper with the intention of scaling up a competitive advantage, attract investors and boost added-value to Cambodian pepper production, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768753/government-to-draft-policy-to-boost-pepper-value/

Going nuts for cashews

The Cambodian government together with nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and farmers are joining hands to develop the cashew industry by establishing a Cambodia Cashew Federation (CCF) to commercialise the sector internationally. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763659/going-nuts-for-cashews/

Cashew nut prices in decline

Cambodia’s cashew nut prices slightly dropped because of border closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although some goods are being let through. ...

Kuch Nithatevy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762676/cashew-nut-prices-in-decline/

Fragrant rice market promising

The price of  Cambodia’s premium fragrant rice export market is promising compared with Thailand and Vietnam’s, according to a rice exporter. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761985/fragrant-rice-market-promising/

Cambodia ensures food security and rice exports

The beginning of this season’s rice harvest has been slower than in 2019. This has been brought about by drought causing slower seed-planting, resulting in some farmers having to replant and harvest has now been extended into December. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758818/cambodia-ensures-food-security-and-rice-exports/

Rice farmers seek funding, blaming change in seasons

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to release more funds and requested an extension to the loan cycle repayments, blaming an adjustment in the harvest season. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757893/rice-farmers-seek-funding-blaming-change-in-seasons/

Kampot pepper sales losing their spice

Kampot pepper, a certified geographical indication (GI) product, and along with other organic and non-GI peppers are now struggling with market’ demand as sales fall drastically. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757895/kampot-pepper-sales-losing-their-spice/

Good weather proves savoury for salt farmers in Kampot

Kampot province has produced around 84,000 tonnes of salt so far this year to supply the domestic market, according to a report from the Salt Farms Bureau of the Kampot Provincial Department of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756098/good-weather-proves-savoury-for-salt-farmers-in-kampot/

Contract farming gives hope to agriculture cooperatives

Amru Rice (Cambodia), and 22 agriculture cooperatives (ACs) from three provinces signed contract farming deals to supply and produce fragrant paddy on sustainable rice platform for the 2020 cultivation season. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755135/contract-farming-gives-hope-to-agriculture-cooperatives/

Kampong Thom gets new cashew plant

Top Planning Japan Co Ltd is working with a local cashew nut processing business owner to set up a plant in Kampong Thom province’s southwestern Kampong Svay district in a bid to champion Cambodian finished products. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampong-thom-gets-new-cashew-plant

Red corn prices tumble as growers switch to cassava

The wholesale price of fresh red corn in northwestern Battambang province dipped more than seven per cent from the year-ago period as this year’s first harvest reached 30 per cent completion, provincial Department of Commerce director Kim Hout said. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/red-corn-prices-tumble-growers-switch-cassava

PM orders 2,000 rice sowing machines for farmers

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he has ordered 2,000 rice sowing machines from local processing firms to boost paddy rice production in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747209/pm-orders-2000-rice-sowing-machines-for-farmers/

Top rice exporter gets more hi-tech

Amru Rice (Cambodia), one of the country’s leading rice exporters, has scaled up its BlocRice technology project to 500 households in two communities in Preah Vihear province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747088/top-rice-exporter-gets-more-hi-tech/

Cambodia’s rubber export up 18 percent in H1

Cambodia exported 123,151 tons of dry rubber in the first half of 2020, up 18 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Monday. ...

Xinhua
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746839/cambodias-rubber-export-up-18-percent-in-h1/

Banana exports drop amid pandemic

Cambodia’s exports of yellow bananas experienced a slight decline during the first half of this year compared with the corresponding period last year due to the coronavirus pandemic which is affecting global supply and demand. ...

Cashew nuts key to achieving exports target, says ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has continued to promote the local development of cashew nuts, saying the crop has the potential to help the country achieve its aim for 12 percent growth in agricultural exports by 2025. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746300/cashew-nuts-key-to-achieving-exports-target-says-ministry/

Crisis talks on threat to rice imports

The Commerce Ministry and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) had an urgent meeting about the USA Rice Federation to the The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) on the eliminating a trade benefit on rice imported to US including from Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744806/crisis-talks-on-threat-to-rice-imports/

Rice production in first half of 2020 hits 75 percent of yearly target

Cambodia’s rice paddy cultivation as of July has fulfilled over 75 percent of this year’s target, data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries revealed. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743726/rice-production-in-first-half-of-2020-hits-75-percent-of-yearly-target/

CEO: Up to 300,000 tonnes of palm oil ‘possible’ this year

Crop-friendly weather is set to underpin growth in Cambodia’s output of crude palm oil beyond prior estimates, industry insiders have said. The oil palm, also known by its botanical name Elaeis guineensis, is a tropical plant cultivar which is said to have originated in the ancient ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ceo-300000-tonnes-palm-oil-possible-year

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