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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

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

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

Cassava price remains steady

The price of cassava in provinces bordering Thailand remains steady during the 2019-2020 harvest season which is currently about 60 per cent complete, officials said. Cambodia’s cassava is mostly grown in Battambang, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Kratie and Kampong Thom provinces. The crop is planted in ...

Hin Pisei

Cassava more fruitful than rice in Kingdom, says UNDP study

The government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have called on farmers to grow cassava as a national policy on cassava production nears finalisation.  A UNDP study on Friday found that investing in cassava can result in higher yields than investing in rice, rice ...

Thou Vireak

Ministry calls for stricter controls to stop cassava virus

The Ministry of Agriculture is calling for stricter border controls after 12 provinces recently reported cases of the mosaic virus in cassava plantations, according to a ministry official. The cassava mosaic virus has been spreading around the country through the work of farmers but originates from ...

Chea Vannak

Lorry with illegal wood confiscated

A lorry discovered to be secretly transporting illegally logged wood on Monday was impounded by Kampong Thom provincial authorities, with the vehicle’s driver now in hiding, according to a provincial forestry administration official. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Cassava production tumbles nearly 1% throughout 2018

Cambodia produced more that 13 million tonnes of cassava last year, a drop on 2017 despite a six per cent increase in cultivation to 650,510ha nationwide, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The data shows Cambodia produced 13,750,076 tonnes of cassava last ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Cassava processing factory to open

Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holdings Group Co Ltd, which announced its first cassava processing factory earlier this year, aims to commence operations by next year, according to Green Leader (Cambodia) Co Ltd CEO Gao Hua. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Cassava in focus of Green Leader, UN deal

Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holding Group and the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) signed a cost-sharing agreement on Thursday to implement an $800,000 project on accelerating the cassava market. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Hundreds of farmers join cassava contract farming scheme

Ten agricultural communities in three provinces will now produce organic cassava that will be sold at a higher value than the market price, giving hundreds of farmers a chance to earn a better living. ...

Sok Chan

National strategy for cassava industry launched

The government has officially launched its new strategy for the cassava industry, which aims to position Cambodia as a reliable supplier of cassava-based products to the global market, according to a high-ranking government official. ...

Sok Chan

Thailand seeks formation of cassava bloc

Thailand wants to form a coalition with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, all cassava-producing nations, to guarantee a stable price for the commodity and avoid future price wars, according to an article published yesterday in the Bangkok Post. ...

May Kunmakara

New cassava factory to operate at full capacity next month

Ratanakkiri’s first cassava-processing plant will operate at full capacity starting next month, producing 300 tonnes of cassava products per day. The factory is now on a test run and is only producing 10 tonnes of cassava products a day, said Soy Sona, director of Ratanakkiri’s ...

Chea Vannak

Plans take root for cassava processor

A Chinese-based investment firm has announced plans to begin construction on the first of 10 cassava processing plants next month, with a total planned investment of $150 million, according to Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Partnership with US university for better cassava

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon met on Monday with visiting US professors W. Ronnie Coffman and Max J. Pfeffer from Cornell University to discuss cooperation in a new project whose purpose is to yield disease-resilient, high yielding cassava. ...

Sok Chan

Chinese delegation explores local market

A delegation of some of China’s biggest companies in the food-processing industry is scouring the local market for investment opportunities in the agriculture sector. Headed by He Jianxiang, the deputy director-general of the Bureau of Product Processing at China’s Ministry of Agriculture, the delegation met ...

Sok Chan

Chinese market widening for Cambodian exports

Cofco, China’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader, will set up a working group in the kingdom to explore the possibilities available in the local agricultural market, including expanding the number of products it imports from Cambodia and investing in local infrastructure. ...

Sok Chan

Amru, Thai firm sign cassava agreement

Amru, Cambodia’s leading rice miller and exporter, on Friday signed a deal with Thai Starch Company to supply 8,000 tonnes of fresh organic tapioca and the first exports will be in early 2019. ...

Sok Chan

Private sector urged to invest in cassava

Government officials yesterday called for more private investment in cassava production, arguing it will help boost and diversify Cambodian exports. ...

May Kunmakara

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