Agricultural production

Agro-industrial production

Nearly $400 million earned by Cambodia in 10 months through rubber, rubber wood exports

In the first 10 months of 2022, from January to October, Cambodia earned more than $396 million from the export of rubber and rubber wood said the report of the General Department of Rubber. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501187462/nearly-400-million-earned-by-cambodia-in-10-months-through-rubber-rubber-wood-exports/

Poisoned workers recover, plantation closed

The more than 70 banana plantation workers who were poisoned, causing three to die, in Kampong Cham province’s Stung Trang district have recovered, while the plantation has been closed for investigation which has affected workers’ livelihoods. ...

Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179536/poisoned-workers-recover-plantation-closed/

Ratanakiri community says revoked concession still operates

Indigenous Jarai and Tompoun communities in Ratanakiri are urging authorities to return nearly 1,000 hectares of land from a rubber plantation that they say continues to operate on a revoked part of a concession. ...

Phon Sotthyroth and Phin Rathana
https://vodenglish.news/ratanakiri-community-says-revoked-concession-still-operates/

Court returns disputed land to firm in Preah Vihear

A joint force, acting on the Preah Vihear Provincial Court order, on May 13 confiscated 23.4ha of state land from an individual and returned it to Mekong Rubber Plantation Co Ltd after he was judged to have illegally occupied the land – which had been ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-returns-disputed-land-firm-preah-vihear

Wildlife-friendly IBIS Rice project growing

The wildlife-friendly rice project implemented by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Cambodia), which was started in 2008 in Preah Vihear province, has expanded to three more provinces as of this month – Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wildlife-friendly-ibis-rice-project-growing

Bank backs eco-friendly farming

Ibis Rice Conservation Co Ltd (IBIS Rice) has signed a financing agreement with South Korean-owned Phnom Penh Commercial Bank Plc (PPCBank) to support 1,500 smallholder farmers to grow organic wildlife-friendly jasmine rice, which will help protect endangered species while also earning a premium price for ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bank-backs-eco-friendly-farming

MAFF being short changed by ELC holders, revenue loss significant

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has claimed that it is revising the economic land concession (ELC) laws to ensure that the land is being used properly to benefit the country’s economy. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771557/maff-being-short-changed-by-elc-holders-revenue-loss-significant/

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/senator-ly-yong-phat-family-given-preah-sihanouk-state-land-for-tourism-development/5613723.html

CSOs urge ministry to release the full EIA

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have requested that the Ministry of Environment to publicly release the full details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to ensure accountability and transparency of environmental governance in Cambodia. ...

Sok Srey Lux
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769046/csos-urge-ministry-to-release-the-full-eia/

Koh Kong police break up protest, arrest four

Koh Kong police dispersed a protest in front of the provincial hall around 2am on Tuesday, removing tents and arresting four protestors. The protesters set up tents in front of the provincial hall on Monday in an effort to accelerate a solution. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/koh-kong-police-break-protest-arrest-four

Hope sprouting for growers as more farming contracts inked

Contract farming in Cambodia has witnessed sharp growth this year, with 516 contracts signed so far this year, eclipsing the 498 for the whole of last year – proving the merits of the scheme, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said on Thursday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hope-sprouting-growers-more-farming-contracts-inked

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/

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

Contract farming paying off for growers, millers, say industry insiders

Contract farming between community producers and rice millers or buyers brings growers great benefits, with an expanded market and more favourable prices, industry insiders have said. Contract farming refers to an agreement between a company and an agricultural community regarding prices, quantities and standards of quality. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/contract-farming-paying-growers-millers-say-industry-insiders

Japan provides $439,261 for organic cashew farming

The Japanese government has today provided $439,261 to a Ja-based NGO to carry out a project offering support to small holders through contract farming of organic cashew nuts through Agriculture Cooperatives.​​ ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665758/japan-provides-439261-for-organic-cashew-farming/

Kratie resolves Memot Rubber Plantation land dispute in Snuol

Kratie provincial authorities have resolved a land dispute between more than 1,800 families and the Memot Rubber Plantation Company in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune. Khan Chamnan, provincial deputy governor, yesterday said that each family will receive two hectares of Social Land Concessions.  ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664714/kratie-resolves-memot-rubber-plantation-land-dispute-in-snuol/

Koh Kong villagers seek land dispute resolution from interior ministry

The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts, gathered in front of the Interior Ministry to submit a petition seeking invention from Interior Minister Sar Kheng, before moving on to demonstrate in front of the Land Management Ministry, where they had protested ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-land-dispute-resolution-from-interior-ministry/

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