Agricultural policy and administration

Agricultural fair and forum to promote local products, nationalism

In an effort to promote local agriculture and inspire a sense of nationalism among Cambodians, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries is set to host the “Khmer Agricultural Village” fair and the “Discuss the Taste of Khmer Agricultural Products” forum. ...

Hong Raksmey

Meet focuses on technology’s role in sustainable agriculture

The state-run Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) is hosting the three-day 47th Association of Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) in Asia and the Pacific’s (ADFIAP) annual meetings that kicked off in Phnom Penh, yesterday, outlining the role of technology and innovation in enhancing agricultural productivity, ...

Chea Vanyuth

Agriculture sector jolted forwards with tax incentives

A recent announcement from the Ministry of Economy and Finance outlines a preferential tax that benefits businesses in the agriculture sector until 2025, including suspension of minimum tax payments, an exemption from income tax and the obligation to deduct tax on payments for the provision ...

Thang Sinorn

Ministry ready to stabilise rice prices in case of necessity

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced that it has mechanisms in place to stabilise rice prices if necessary with a special financing package, particularly in the event of sharp, temporary declines. ...

Van Socheata

Cambodia reserves $100 mln for boosting agriculture: PM

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Manet said on Tuesday that the government has reserved $100 million for boosting the country’s agricultural sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Investment incentives mulled for agriculture

The Cambodia Chamber of Commerce (CCC) has requested that the government study consider offering additional tax exemptions to the agriculture sector, in order to support last year’s 2022-2030 agricultural policy. ...

Van Socheata

WFP and Cambodian Agriculture Cooperative Corporation launch $3 million project to support smallholder farmers

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Cambodian Agriculture Cooperative Corporation (CACC) are launching a new project targeting over 1,200 smallholder farmers and their extended families in Koh Nhek, Mondulkiri, the country’s north-eastern province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, France discuss agricultural cooperation

Cambodian senior agriculture officials on Wednesday discussed the possibility of importing fresh apples from France and exporting fresh mangoes from Cambodia, according to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). ...

Kang Sothear

Tina enlists EuroCham in push for agri loans

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina on March 27 asked the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) to work with European banks to look into providing greater access to low-interest loans for Cambodian individuals and entities, with a focus on setting the ...

Hin Pisei

Tina enlists EuroCham in push for agri loans

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina on March 27 asked the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) to work with European banks to look into providing greater access to low-interest loans for Cambodian individuals and entities, with a focus on setting the ...

Hin Pisei

PM outlines new strategies for agriculture development

Keeping in mind the national policy 2022-2030, Prime Minister Hun Sen has outlined the government’s new strategies for the development of the agriculture sector to create the fifth economic pole in the northeast part of the country. ...

Kang Sothear

IFAD pledges $194m to aid 100,000 farmers

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has signed a $194 million financing agreement to improve the livelihoods of 100,000 smallholder farmers in Cambodia. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Small farmers call for NSSF benefits access

Farmers from across several provinces used the occasion of the Ministry of Economy and Finance’s Social Protection Week forum to call for smallholder farmers to be integrated into the national social protection system. ...

Chea Sokny

UN & Cambodia partner up to advance inclusive agricultural growth

An International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) delegation to the Kingdom of Cambodia led by Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice-President of the Strategy and Knowledge Department, and Reehana Raza, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, met key officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, to discuss ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, IFAD to continue good partnership

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, spoke highly of the good partnership between Cambodia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for 30 years. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry moots concept to promote agricultural production

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Forestry has set a new concept aiming to promote agricultural production, keep prices stable and increase value-added potential products for exports. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Agriculture minister reaffirms commitment to continue agricultural reform in Cambodia

Dith Tina, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, expressed his commitment to continue working on agricultural reform, despite criticisms. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government funds farmers in Battambang

The Agriculture Community Group stated that Royal Government’s financing assisted farmers in Battambang and expanding the cultivation of vegetables grown in netted green houses. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Draft law on Cassava National Policy 2020-2025 approved

The Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, has approved the “Draft Law on Cassava National Policy 2020-2025, according to the result of the Council of Ministers meeting. ...

Sorn Sarath

PM seeks overseas markets for Kingdom’s agricultural products

Speaking at the closing ceremony of 2018-2019 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Annual Result Review Meeting, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia’s agricultural sector is showing progress, with it producing nearly six million tonnes of paddy, which can be processed into four million tonnes of milled ...

Hin Pisei

Agriculture issues ‘unresolved’

At the capital’s Peace Palace on Monday, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sokhon led a delegation at a meeting with the Supreme Consultation Forum to discuss all issues under the ministry’s remit. Following the meeting, some council members expressed dismay that several of ...

Khorn Savi

Drought affects 13 provinces

Drought has affected about 20,000ha of rice fields in 13 provinces, with Kampong Cham being the most affected, said National Committee for Disaster Management spokesman Keo Vy on Sunday. Vy said early in the rainy season, torrential rain nationwide caused flooding and damage to roads ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Minister pushes the implementation of agriculture policy

The Agriculture Minister, Veng Sakhon, last week urged officials to work harder in the implementation of the country’s new agriculture development policy. During a meeting last week, Mr Sakhon told officials the goal of the agricultural development policy is to bolster the development of the ...

Sok Chan

Nine communities join contract farming scheme

Nine more agricultural communities in Kampong Thom province have joined the government’s Boosting Food Projection Programme, entering a contract farming scheme with local exporter Amru Rice. The communities have recently signed agreements with Amru Rice, agreeing to supply a combined 8,000 tonnes of paddy rice ...

Chea Vannak

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