Crop products and commodities
Fruits and vegetables
Kampot governor lauds battlefield transformed into banana plantation
Kampot provincial governor Mao Thonin offered a former battlefield turned banana plantation as an example of one of the province’s great success stories. “Once the site of immeasurable suffering, it is now a popular tourist attraction, while also producing up to 2,500 tonnes of export ...
Poisoned workers recover, plantation closed
The more than 70 banana plantation workers who were poisoned, causing three to die, in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district have recovered, while the plantation has been closed for investigation which has affected workers’ livelihoods. ...
5 banana plantation workers succumb to ‘poisoning’, 69 recover
Five banana plantation workers in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district died of poisoning on October 25 and 26, while a further 69 workers, who were also poisoned, have recovered. ...
Growth of fruit exports to China highlights effectiveness of Cambodia-China FTA
The export of agricultural products, especially fresh fruits, has become an important part of the improving of the living standards of farmers and promote national economic growth. Cambodia has seen an increase in fruit exports to China under the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Non-timber forest products in Angkor Park provide lifeline to Angkor villagers
Willughbeia edulis, Korlan, Burmese grape, and some wild fruits have already started to be harvested from the forest in Angkor Park, providing additional income for local people, said the APSARA National Authority. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Vietnam biggest buyer of Cambodia’s mangoes
Cambodia exported 140,000 tons of fresh mangos, or 86.8 percent of its total exports of the fruit, to Vietnam in the first seven months of this year. ...
Khmer Times Staff
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Vegetable planting up, but not yet feeding local demand in full
Vegetable planting in Cambodia is reported up dramatically, but the nation cannot end imports because local consumption is bigger than production, said Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon at the celebration of the seventhth national nutrition day in Kampong. ...
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. ...
Kingdom becoming more self-reliant on vegetables
A senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture has called on more investment in the horticulture and subsidiary crops sector because the demand for vegetables in the country has increased nearly 1,000 tonnes per day. ...
Lemongrass from Cambodia to the pots of the world
The update was provided by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, who said that Cambodia can now export its lemongrass. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Banana exports booming despite pandemic
Cambodia exported 72,182 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to international markets during the first three months of this year, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Most of the bananas were exported to China, with the rest being shipped to Vietnam and Japan. ...
Banana exports solid but mangoes struggling as Novel Coronavirus affects fresh fruit markets
Fresh bananas are still being exported to the Chinese market. However, fresh mangoes to the South Korean market have been badly hit by the Noval Coronavirus effect on fresh fruit markets. ...
Organic vegetable retailer unveils QR code scheme for origin source
Organic vegetable retailer Natural Agriculture Village has introduced QR codes on its product packaging, which will allow consumers to see where their produce comes from. Natural Agriculture Village president Bun Sieng, who is also a member of local distributor Green Gold, told The Post on Sunday ...
Boosting domestic vegetable production to curb imports
The country planted a variety of vegetables covering a total 58,000 hectares of land nationwide by the end of 2019 that produced 68 per cent of local market demand, according to Ministry of Agriculture’s spokesperson Srey Vuthy. By 2023, he wants this to increase to 63,000 ...
Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants
Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...
FTA with South Korea would improve Cambodia’s competitiveness: exporters
Cambodian exporters are hopeful that a free trade agreement with South Korea will boost trade between the nations and attract more investment into the Kingdom. Chang Hoon Lee, managing director of Korean exporter Hyundai Agro, said the move is a positive development. A free-trade pact ...
Farmers called on to up organic vegetable yields
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the private sector has called on farmers to increase organic vegetable yields to meet demand from Phnom Penh’s supermarkets and restaurants. The push was made during a visit last week by Gilbert F Houngbo, International Fund for ...