Authorities fix breached dam

Battambang provincial authorities and residents are fixing a partly broken dam in Svay Cheat village, in Sangke district’s Raing Kesei commune, after farmers breached it to irrigate their paddy fields. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-fix-breached-dam

SOA to build palm sugar factory with Korean firm

Local exporter Signatures of Asia and Korea-based B&G is Life are investing in a palm sugar processing factory in Kampong Speu province.​ In addition to the plant, the collaboration includes a warehouse, a solar dryer, and a blockchain-based traceability system, Pich Chan, SOA general manager, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661040/soa-to-build-palm-sugar-factory-with-korean-firm/

Thailand boosting rubber exports a concern

Rubber growers and exporters have expressed concern that prices will continue to fall as Thailand seeks to boost its natural rubber exports, industry insider Men Sopheak said. In March, the International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC), which comprises Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, agreed to reduce rubber ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thailand-boosting-rubber-exports-concern

Cambodia imports 5,000 tonnes of Indian salt

Cambodia imported about 5,000 tonnes of salt from India amid a shortage of stock, Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK) co-president Bun Baraing said on Sunday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-imports-5000-tonnes-indian-salt

China’s rice imports from Kingdom on the rise

China imported 40 percent more rice from Cambodia from January to October this year over the same period last year, according to government data. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50659992/chinas-rice-imports-from-kingdom-on-the-rise/

Cassava more fruitful than rice in Kingdom, says UNDP study

The government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have called on farmers to grow cassava as a national policy on cassava production nears finalisation.  A UNDP study on Friday found that investing in cassava can result in higher yields than investing in rice, rice ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-more-fruitful-rice-kingdom-says-undp-study

China a market for fragrant rice

Cambodia is campaigning to boost its luxury fragrant rice exports to China, the world’s largest market, said Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) vice-president Chan Sokheang on Thursday. Sokheang told The Post on Thursday that the CRF plans to achieve the quota that China provided Cambodia – ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-market-fragrant-rice

Kingdom will export one million tonnes of rice by 2022, says CRF

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has committed to raising the Kingdom’s rice exports to one million tonnes by 2022, its president Song Saran said on Wednesday. The comment was made at the Strategic Plan 2020-2023 Consultation Workshop, which was attended by CRF members, ministry representatives, ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-will-export-one-million-tonnes-rice-2022-says-crf

Royalties concern forest activists

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in the first three quarters of this year, Cambodia earned $5.7 million in royalties from forest produce – an increase of nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year when it earned $4 million. The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royalties-concern-forest-activists

Veng Sakhon pushes for more diversity in agriculture

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon on Saturday pushed for more diversification in production to ensure food security in the Kingdom in line with the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2019-2023. Speaking during an event to mark World Food Day 2019 in Pursat province, he called ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652762/veng-sakhon-pushes-for-more-diversity-in-agriculture/

Landowner told structures encroach on heritage land

The Apsara Authority has told Yun Sokhorn to remove a wall and a rest house from the southern part of Trapaing Hephka irrigation dike in Bos Kralanh village, Chriev commune, Siem Reap province because the structures had encroached on land designated as a national heritage. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/landowner-told-structures-encroach-heritage-land

Kingdom’s rice exports rise 2%

Cambodian rice exports in the first nine months of the year rose two per cent year-on-year, led by the Chinese market, a Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) report said. Rice exports to China increased more than 44 per cent, the report said, while exports to the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-rice-exports-rise-2

Bunong group attends French court hearing over land dispute

Nine representatives of the Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province who claimed to have fallen victim to a development project by French firm Socfin-KCD appeared for questioning at the Tribunal of Nanterre in France on Tuesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bunong-group-attends-french-court-hearing-over-land-dispute

RDB opens new round of ‘emergency’ loans

With the rice harvest season beginning soon, state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has started disbursing loans to local rice millers under its emergency fund, according to a high-ranking official.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643674/rdb-opens-new-round-of-emergency-loans/

Official briefs court on ELCs over logging

A senior Agriculture Ministry official on Tuesday appeared at Mondulkiri Provincial Court to clarify how companies, including a Vietnamese firm under investigation over illegal logging, are granted Economic Land Concessions. Mam Vanda, provincial court spokesman, yesterday said that Chan Savuth, a ministry secretary of state, provided ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642910/official-briefs-court-on-elcs-over-logging/

Ministry reveals informal rice export figures

In the first eight months of the year, Cambodia exported 1.6 million tonnes of paddy rice to neighbouring Vietnam through informal channels, a recent report from the Ministry of Agriculture revealed. That figure is significantly higher than the total amount of milled rice shipped abroad through ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640842/ministry-reveals-informal-rice-export-figures/

Contract farming schemes rising: Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture said the number of contract farming schemes is increasing remarkably, helping enhance productivity and market access for farmers. From January to August, a total of 91 contract farming schemes were inked in various sectors, including rice, sugarcane and livestock production, the ministry ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639917/contract-farming-schemes-rising-ministry/

Raid uncovers Ratanakkiri bushmeat

A raid of Banlung Market in Banlung town, in Ratanakkiri province, uncovered 72kg of illegal bushmeat belonging to wild pigs, red muntjacs and monitor lizards, the local forestry administration and Military Police said. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/raid-uncovers-ratanakkiri-bushmeat

Savuth summoned over M’kiri ELCs

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/savuth-summoned-over-mondulkiri-elcs

Cambodia’s rice farmers in serious danger

Half a million Cambodian farmers could possibly be looking at empty rice bowls if the European Union (EU) pushes through with the withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference. While the garment and footwear sectors stand to lose the most if the EBA trade ...

Jason Thomas
https://theaseanpost.com/article/cambodias-rice-farmers-serious-danger

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