ARDB loans: More SMEs apply

Seven small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have applied for $200,000 loans from the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB), after it announced the launch of a $50 million fund for SMEs last month. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ardb-loans-more-smes-apply

Gov’t disburses $50 million through Agricultural and Rural Development Bank

The government has disbursed $50 million through the Rural Development and Agriculture Bank (RDAB) to provide low-interest loan to small farmers and small and medium enterprises. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50716279/govt-disburses-50-million-through-agricultural-and-rural-development-bank/

Agriculture to be a key pillar for economy

NBC’s Director-General has said that agriculture could potentially contribute to Cambodia’s economic growth as the workforce in the sector continues to increase while productivity remains high. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715090/agriculture-to-be-a-key-pillar-for-economy/

Silk could be a slick way forward post-COVID-19

A senior official of the Royal University of Phnom Penh has appealed to the local community, private sector and relevant stakeholders to join a silk project development in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715091/silk-could-be-a-slick-way-forward-post-covid-19/

Rubber exports up by 10 percent in Q1

Cambodia’s rubber export has increased 10 percent in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, but the price of the commodity showed a slight decrease, according to a report from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50714831/rubber-exports-up-by-10-percent-in-q1/

$3.5M for potato seeds project

Cambodia’s Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon has told local media that his ministry plans to purchase $3.5 million’s worth of potato seeds, in a project partnering with South Korea to produce potatoes in the Mondulkiri province. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50713733/3-5m-for-potato-seeds-project/

Price of exported rice doubles

The price of fragrant rice exports to international markets has doubled in the last month, from $50 to $100 per matrix ton, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50713246/price-of-exported-rice-doubles/

Border opening on table

Cambodia and Thailand are in talks to open more border gates to import and export agricultural products after the two countries largely closed their borders amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Held on Tuesday on the Thai side of the border, the Cambodian delegation was led by ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/border-opening-table

Cambodia must boost agricultural output, says Prime Minister Hun Sen

The prime minister has urged all stake holders involved in the agricultural sector in the country to boost and promote the vital agricultural sector as it will provide food for the country’s people as well as enable exports. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/710823/cambodia-must-boost-agricultural-output-says-prime-minister-hun-sen/

Villagers: Canals are for public

Representatives of some 3,000 families from Russey Srok commune in Prey Veng province’s Peam Chor district have accused local authorities of abusing their power by selling water pumped from three state canals to villagers. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/villagers-canals-are-public

China remains major market for Cambodia rice exports

China remains the main source for Cambodia rice exports according to just-released data from the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). The CRF’s figures show that in the first quarter of 2020, 44 percent of Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to China or 101,345 tonnes. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708983/china-remains-major-market-for-cambodia-rice-exports/

Cambodia’s rice export up 35 Percent in Q1 amid looming ban

Cambodia exported a total of 230,948 tons of milled rice to foreign markets in the first quarter of this year, according to Cambodia Rice Federation’s report. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708588/cambodias-rice-export-up-35-percent-in-q1-amid-looming-ban/

Exports of farm goods hit 3m in Q1 this year

Cambodia exported a total of 2,936,992 tonnes of agricultural commodities and products to the international markets during the first quarter of the year. Increasing 20 percent from the same period last year, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries released ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708403/exports-of-farm-goods-hit-3m-in-q1-this-year/

Rice stockpile boosted in face of continuing Coronavirus threat

The Cambodian government has been looking to secure a stockpile of milled rice to ensure a sufficient domestic supply of the staple. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708400/rice-stockpile-boosted-in-face-of-continuing-coronavirus-threat/

Cambodia-U.S trade volume up by 33 percent to US$585 million in January

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the U.S. were valued at US$585 million in January 2020, up 33 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708596/cambodia-u-s-trade-volume-up-by-33-percent-to-us585-million-in-january/

Contract farming law in the pipeline

The Cambodian Government has put the wheels in motion to create a contract farming law together with the purpose of stabilising agricultural commodity prices. It is also aimed at attracting investors and promoting public, private and producer partnerships in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708026/contract-farming-law-in-the-pipeline/

PM orders suspension of white rice, paddy exports

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the suspension of white rice and paddy exports from Cambodia from 11:59pm on April 5, on the grounds of securing domestic supplies while Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Cambodia. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-suspension-white-rice-paddy-exports

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. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banana-exports-booming-despite-pandemic

‘Plenty of food’ for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times

A government ministry has reassured the public that there is no need to panic over potential food shortages amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707165/plenty-of-food-for-cambodians-during-uncertain-covid-times/

Cashew nut growers feel the pinch as their price plunge

A representative of a cashew growing association has said that market prices for the fruit have dramatically decreased in the last fortnight, blaming border restrictions and a reduction in demand. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707164/cashew-nut-growers-feel-the-pinch-as-their-price-plunge/

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