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/

Rice miller pilots solar warehouses

In a first for the Kingdom, leading organic rice miller and exporter AMRU Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd will pilot the use of solar energy in its facilities to increase energy sustainability during dry-season production lines that are often riddled with power outages. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-miller-pilots-solar-warehouses

Kingdom’s rubber exports up in 2020

A senior official from the General Directorate of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture has said Cambodia’s rubber exports are expected to reach 340,000 tonnes by end of the year. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50795539/kingdoms-rubber-exports-up-in-2020/

Cassava prices up on delayed harvests

Cassava prices in Cambodia’s northwest corridor have skyrocketed to astonishing heights in the wake of the recent massive floods that have compromised yields in one of Kingdom’s most fertile regions. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-delayed-harvests

Ministry restores nearly 60,000 hectares of flooded rice fields

The Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterday that it has so far restored nearly 60,000 hectares of rice fields that were affected by recent floods. Minister of Agriculture Veng Sahkon said on his Facebook page that the recent floods affected a total of 304,812 hectares of ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50792482/ministry-restores-nearly-60000-hectares-of-flooded-rice-fields-2/

Vegetables left to spoil on Kandal farms as farmers can’t find buyers

Farmers in Kandal province say they each have thousands of dollars worth of vegetables spoiling in their fields because they can’t find buyers. In Sa’ang district, an area known for vegetable growing, salad greens farmer Tai Song, 35, said growers all around were unable to find ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/vegetables-left-to-spoil-on-kandal-farms-as-farmers-cant-find-buyers/

White sugar production hits 102,000 tonnes a year

The Kingdom is now capable of domestically producing up to 102,000 tonnes of white sugar per year from sugarcane grown at plantations in its southwestern provinces (Kampong Speu, Koh Kong), according to statistics released by Phnom Penh Sugar Co Ltd (PPSC) last week. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789216/white-sugar-production-hits-102000-tonnes-a-year/

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