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/

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/

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/

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

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/

Rice exports grow

CRF’s president Song Saran said demand for Cambodian rice in the global market is increasing and the CRF expected exports to reach 800,000 tonnes this year. However, because there was drought, and flash-flooding in September, the figure may change. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50788230/rice-exports-grow/

Rice lobby refutes rights abuse claim

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on Monday voiced deep regret over claims linking milled-rice exports to Australia with human rights abuses. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-lobby-refutes-rights-abuse-claim

Rice exports hindered by a number of factors, says an insider

In 2015, the government set a target for 1 million tonnes of rice exports by 2020. It will miss it this year with an expected 800,000 tonnes and has reset it for next year. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779265/rice-exports-hindered-by-a-number-of-factors-says-an-insider/

Nearly 1 million tonnes of milled rice exported to China by Q3

Cambodia has exported nearly 1 million tonnes of milled rice as of the third quarter of 2020, and the figure could reach 1.2 million tonnes in a near future. The record was revealed on Tuesday by the Cambodia Rice Federation, underlining that the export followed ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778347/nearly-1-million-tonnes-of-milled-rice-exported-to-china-by-q3/

UN says Cambodian rice farming faces challenges

The UN’s Global Reporting Initiative shows the Cambodia rice sector has faced significant sustainability challenges of decreasing returns for small-scale producers, inadequate uptake of responsible farming practices and smallholder engagement models amid calls for increasing organic production. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777272/un-says-cambodian-rice-farming-faces-challenges/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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