Salt production yields hit another record low year

Salt production last year hit another low because of poor weather conditions and a shortage of labour,  figures from Ministry of Industry and Handicraft show. A total of 18,430 tonnes has been produced, creating a call for the condiment to be imported. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692903/salt-production-yields-hit-another-record-low-year

Red-tape eliminated for agro-product exporters

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has announced that rice exporters and agro-product exporters can now attain sanitary and phytosanitary certificates at one window service centres to streamline the process. The ministry’s decision was made after a Cambodia Rice Federation proposal last week. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/red-tape-eliminated-agro-product-exporters

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.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692103/banana-exports-solid-but-mangoes-struggling-as-novel-coronavirus-affects-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 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/organic-vegetable-retailer-unveils-qr-code-scheme-origin-source

CLRA makes call to raise more pigs

The Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) has called on locals to increase pig production to curb imports as pork prices and demand rise. Its director Srun Poav said pig farming in the Kingdom remains relatively limited following the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) last ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/clra-makes-call-raise-more-pigs

Rice exports down 15% year-on-year in January

Cambodia exported 50,450 tonnes of rice worth $39 million to the international market in January, down 15.39 per cent compared to the same period in 2018, Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) secretary-general Lun Yeng said on Sunday. Yeng told The Post that Cambodian rice exports to ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-exports-down-15-year-year-january

Cambodia plans to export rice to Kuwait

Cambodia plans to export milled rice to Kuwait, according to senior officials at the Ministry of Commerce, in what was described as market diversification. The ministry announced the purchase agreement has been scheduled for signing next month. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688095/cambodia-plans-to-export-rice-to-kuwait

Ministry to get $125 million for rural development project

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), together with the Government and the European Investment Bank (EIB), are launching a $125 million rural development project that aims to boost incomes and food security for 200,000 families in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686840/ministry-to-get-125-million-for-rural-development-project

Ministry urges livestock production boost for local market

The Agriculture Ministry yesterday urged farmers and the private sector to increase the production of pigs and cattle to supply the local market following a drop due to African Swine Fever and other factors, leading to increased imports last year.​ ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50686845/ministry-urges-livestock-production-boost-for-local-market

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
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-price-remains-steady

Ministry reports damage from droughts and floods

Floods and droughts destroyed some 67,000ha of paddy fields in the Kingdom last year, resulting in minimal declines to yields and land available for cultivation, the Ministry of Agriculture reported on Monday. Ministry spokesman Srey Vuthy joined a government press unit briefing on Monday to ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-reports-damage-droughts-and-floods

Virus prompts warning of meat consumption

Two wildlife NGOs yesterday issued separate statements calling on citizens to cease the trade and consumption of illegal wildlife amid fears stemming from novel coronavirus. The Wildlife Alliance in its statement said the virus, which infected more than 7,700 people in 18 countries, has been ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50685778/virus-prompts-warning-of-meat-consumption

Hun Sen calls on Vietnam to invest in rice processing sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called on the Vietnamese to invest in the Kingdom’s rice processing sector. Speaking at an annual dinner with the Vietnamese business community in Cambodia ahead of Tet – the Vietnamese Lunar New Year – Hun Sen said the Kingdom’s ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-sen-calls-vietnam-invest-rice-processing-sector

Cashew nut exports nearly double in 2019

Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Khan Samban, director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-Industry, told The Post that the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cashew-nut-exports-nearly-double-2019

Government’s study aims to expand rubber revenue

The General Directorate of Rubber announced a joint study on family-owned rubber plantations in three provinces to better understand how growers have responded to the sharp drop in rubber prices over the past nine years. The average cost of rubber has fallen from around $4,600 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/governments-study-aims-expand-rubber-revenue

Shipments of mango to South Korea poised to begin this week

Exports of Cambodian mangoes to South Korea will begin this week after Korean authorities gave the nod. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Department of Plant Protection, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Requirements director Ker Monthivuth told The Post on Sunday that after several inspections of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/shipments-mango-south-korea-poised-begin-week

Compensation demanded over reservoir construction

More than 100 families in Preah Vihear province are demanding compensation from the authorities over the construction of a reservoir which they claim had affected their livelihoods. The villagers said the Raksa reservoir, a government-run project for storing water in Chey Sen and Rovieng districts ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/compensation-demanded-over-reservoir-construction

Corn industry maintains hope for rebound amid plummeting prices

Total corn exports dropped by more than 40 per cent on 2018 due to last year’s drought and pest damage, industry insiders said. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data showed that last year the Kingdom exported 119,993 tonnes of red corn – down 41.23 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/corn-industry-maintains-hope-rebound-amid-plummeting-prices

Kingdom exports 157K tonnes of bananas

The export of yellow bananas to international markets last year reached 157,812 tonnes, most of which was exported to China and the rest to Vietnam and Japan, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report showed. There is no data on 2018 banana exports to ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-exports-157k-tonnes-bananas

As rice exports to EU drop, dealers are reducing prices due to tariffs

Government data showed that Cambodia’s rice exports to the European Union had dropped by 30 percent in 2019, after the economic bloc imposed tariffs at the start of last year. Ministry of Agriculture data showed that rice exports dropped from 300,000 tons in 2018 to around ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/as-rice-exports-to-eu-drop-dealers-are-reducing-prices-due-to-tariffs-/5229066.html

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