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Pepper

Pepper, palm sugar get Thai GI status

Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar have been awarded Geographical Indication (GI) status in Thailand, under efforts to prevent unscrupulous traders passing off versions of the Cambodian products.   ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36771/pepper--palm-sugar-get-thai-gi-status/

Kampot pepper prices plunge

Pepper prices in the Kingdom’s largest pepper producing region have fallen over 30 percent in the last year due to growing international supply that is leading to higher competition in the market, an industry expert said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-prices-plunge

Kampot pepper pact keeping prices stable

Kampot pepper prices are set to remain stable for another year as part of an agreement between local producers that caps prices through the end of 2017, a representative of the pepper association said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-pact-keeping-prices-stable

Sugar and pepper get protection

Geographical indication (GI) status for Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar has been accepted in Vietnam. The agreement gives legal protection to both products and stops unscrupulous traders in Vietnam passing off local produce as Cambodian. The deal was reached last Wednesday after negotiations involving the ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33906/sugar-and-pepper-get-protection/

Pepper plantation to tip the scales

A local subsidiary of a South Korean confectionary giant is investing $40 million to develop what it claims will be the world’s largest pepper plantation on a sprawling 1,000-hectare estate in eastern Cambodia, a company executive said yesterday. ...

Cam McGrath and Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pepper-plantation-tip-scales

Kampot pepper strong, rivals struggle

Kampot pepper sales both locally and internationally have continued to be strong since gaining coveted geographical indication (GI) status from the European Union in February, while domestic pepper competitors have complained of falling prices, industry figures said yesterday. Kampot Pepper Promotion Association president, Nguon Lay, told ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30743/kampot-pepper-strong--rivals-struggle/

Pepper business adds to Kingdom’s deforestation woes

While the luxury timber trade continues to eat away at Cambodia’s forests, there is another industry that poses a growing threat to the Kingdom’s trees: pepper farms.   ...

Mech Dara and Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pepper-business-adds-kingdoms-deforestation-woes

GI status for Tbong Khmum pepper unlikely

With 72 per cent of Cambodian black pepper production coming from Tbong Khmum province, agriculture officials are calling for it to receive Geographic Indicator (GI) status to promote the spice for export. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gi-status-tbong-khmum-pepper-unlikely

Cambodia's Kampot pepper wins coveted EU protection

Cambodia’s Kampot pepper, a go-to spice for chefs around the world, has joined an elite group of gourmet food items whose names are protected by the European Union, joining products such as Gruyere cheese from France and Parma ham from Italy. ...

VOA Team
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/ap-cambodia-kampot-pepper-wins-coveted-eu-protection/3216204.html

Trade officials aim for bigger bite of China’s market

Cambodian trade officials are urging their Chinese counterparts to boost imports of Cambodian rubber, cassava, sugar and pepper to narrow the trade imbalance between the two countries, officials said after a meeting last week. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21100/trade-officials-aim-for-bigger-bite-of-china---s-market/

Kampot pepper defying drought fears

The increased cultivation area of Kampot pepper has offset losses due to drought, with farmers of the premium quality peppercorn estimating that production could reach 80 tonnes in the coming harvest, nearly 40 per cent more than last season. The association’s 242 members have planted ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-defying-drought-fears

Quality control gives Kampot pepper more punch

Producers of Kampot pepper have positioned the spice as a high-end product and are working to add value to the internationally recognised brand by ensuring that only the highest quality peppercorns make it to market.Ngoun Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA), said ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/quality-control-gives-kampot-pepper-more-punch

Kampot peppers grow incomes -- for a few

Rising demand for Kampot Peppers is pushing a cultivation increase, but only a limited number of companies are benefiting. ...

Un Raksmey and Igor Kossov
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14038/kampot-peppers-grow-incomes----for-a-few/

High 2015 yields for pepper growers

Kampot pepper production almost doubled during 2015’s harvest season compared to last year’s, although prices have remained flat, according to an industry representative. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/high-2015-yields-pepper-growers

Aiming to boost revenue, farmers turn to pepper

Farmers in Cambodia’s pepper-growing provinces are increasingly turning to produce the profitable crop as the price of rubber on the world market has declined over the past six months, with land used for pepper cultivation doubling in some areas, according to growers. In Dar commune in ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/aiming-to-boost-revenue-farmers-turn-to-pepper-65823/

Puny plants perturb Kampot pepper producers

Kampot pepper farmers saw a bumper crop this year with harvest levels up more than 36 per cent, but rain shortages have diminished the producers’ chances of exporting their haul. According to Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA), more than 30 tonnes ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/puny-plants-perturb-kampot-pepper-producers

Yield of GI pepper up, but lower than hoped

This season’s Kampot pepper production is expected to reach 27 tonnes, up from 21 tonnes last year thanks to a larger area of harvested land. But Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said on Sunday that despite the increase, adverse weather conditions meant the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/yield-gi-pepper-lower-hoped

Cambodia’s pepper takes off

Through a canopy of palm leaves, sunlight falls onto 1,000 four-month-old pepper plants, each one climbing about two feet up a wooden pole in the ground. “We will be ready to harvest pepper from here in about 18 to 20 months,” says one of Kep ...

Daniel de Carteret and Chan Muy Hong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia%E2%80%99s-pepper-takes

India urges more trade action

The Indian ambassador to Cambodia is calling on the government to reduce exorbitant shipping costs and take better advantage of a tariff scheme that India offers, two obstacles that the diplomat says are discouraging bilateral trade. Ambassador Dinesh Patnaik said on Tuesday that Indian businesses exporting ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/india-urges-more-trade-action

Pursat Villagers Get No More Compensation

A representative of the Try Pheap Group said Tuesday that villagers in Pursat province who attempted to march to a public forum on Monday to ask authorities to intervene in a land dispute would not receive any further compensation after losing the right to the ...

Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pursat-villagers-get-no-more-compensation-49418/

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