$50 million emergency fund for small and medium enterprises

The government yesterday launched a $50million special fund for small and medium Enterprise (SMEs) to boost competitiveness, productivity and daily business operations amid the impact of the pandemic Covid-19 and a 20 percent withdrawal of zero tariffs under the EU’s Everything but Arms (EBA) trade ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50702354/50-million-emergency-fund-for-small-and-medium-enterprises/

$80 million requested from RDB for upcoming harvests

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has requested the state-run Rural Development Bank of Cambodia (RDB), reserve an additional $30 million to purchase paddy from the Kingdom’s rice farmers during the upcoming harvest seasons. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50701110/80-million-requested-from-rdb-for-upcoming-harvests

Rice farmers struggle during drought season

For more than four months, people living in some rural areas in the provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortages. Canals, streams and ponds have dried due to high temperatures during this year’s dry season. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700262/rice-farmers-struggle-during-drought-season

Rice association responds to stockpiling concerns

As fears of Covid-19 drive people to stockpile food, some fear supermarkets may run out of essential commodities like rice. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-association-responds-stockpiling-concerns

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in three provinces is about 90 percent complete

JICA’s irrigation rehabilitation project in the provinces of Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang is about 90 percent as it is set to conclude in the middle of this year. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698550/jicas-irrigation-rehabilitation-project-in-three-provinces-is-about-90-percent-complete

Import of banned pesticides should be stopped

Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhon yesterday urged his officials and stakeholders to strengthen efforts to prevent the sale of banned or counterfeit pesticides and fertilisers in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697320/import-of-banned-pesticides-should-be-stopped

Bulldozers seized from five VN loggers in Mondulkiri

Mondulkiri provincial authorities have seized several bulldozers from five Vietnamese nationals who were set to clear forest land near the Nam Lea Wildlife Sanctuary in O’Raing district’s Dak Dam commune on Tuesday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bulldozers-seized-five-vn-loggers-mondulkiri

ANZ compensates Cambodian families forcibly evicted to make way for sugar plantation

ANZ has agreed to compensate hundreds of Cambodian families who were forcibly evicted from their land to make way for a controversial sugar plantation and refinery. ...

Erin Handley
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-27/anz-compensates-cambodian-families-forcibly-evicted-sugar-plant/12006382

New fund set to enhance SMEs’ access to finance

The government is allocating $50 million to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural sector. The funds can be accessed in the form of low-interest loans through the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB). ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-china-fta-expected-november

Future is bright for nation’s rice farmers

In the wake of concerns about the detrimental impact of the European Commission’s partial EBA withdrawal on Cambodia’s rice export industry, there is positive news. As the country’s most important crop, around 600,000 tonnes of jasmine and fragrant rice are exported every year, according to the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694317/future-is-bright-for-nations-rice-farmers

Rubber exports increase 17%

Cambodia exported 27,445 tonnes of rubber worth $40 million in the first month of the year, up 17 per cent compared to the same period last year, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries official Khuon Phalla told The Post on Thursday.​ ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-increase-17

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

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