Agricultural production

Agro-industrial production

Thai court fixes May 9 hearing for Oddar Meanchey villagers versus global sugar producer case

Three villagers from Cambodia traveled to Thailand to file documents against one of the world’s largest sugar manufacturers, Thai-owned Mitr Phol Sugar Co Ltd, at a Thai court on Wednesday. ... ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/thai-court-fixes-may-9-hearing-for-oddar-meanchey-villagers-versus-global-sugar-producer-case/

Tycoon’s son receives 6,234 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park

A company linked to the son of tycoon Ly Yong Phat received a 6,234 hectare concession inside Botum Sakor National Park, according to a January sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published on Wednesday. ... ...

Eung Sea
https://cambojanews.com/tycoons-son-receives-6234-hectares-in-botum-sakor-national-park/

Five representatives of citizens detained by Battambang Provincial Court for violating private land economic concessions

Five out of six people's representatives were remanded in custody on Friday, June 23, in connection with a case of encroachment on state-owned private land leased to the Rath Sambath Company in Ota Teak village, Ta Tok commune, Samlot district, Battambang province. ... ...

Sok Savy
https://khmer.cambojanews.com/five-representatives-of-people-were-detained-by-the-battambang-provincial-court-violated-to-abuse-the-private-companys-land/

“National cashew policy 2022-2027” officially launched

“National Cashew Policy 2022-2027” has officially been launched to increase productivity and competitiveness of Cambodia’s cashew, one of the country’s priority agro-industrial crops. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501309282/national-cashew-policy-2022-2027-officially-launched/

Minister of Agriculture chaired a meeting to review the implementation process of ELC investment projects

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Mr. Dith Tina, chaired a meeting to review the implementation of economic land concession investment projects at the ministry on March 16 to provide additional guidance to participate in solving economic land concessions effectively and benefit the national ...

Phnom Penh Post Staff
https://www.postkhmer.com/national/2023-03-17-0245-248103.html

Tina calls for land concession database

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina recommended that the Technical Secretariat on Economic Land Concessions maintain a database of the companies which received economic land concessions. Regular inter-ministerial meetings should be held to deliver updates on the progress of each of the companies.​ ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tina-calls-land-concession-database

Ministry mulls museum to celebrate rubber legacy

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries plans to establish a museum in Tbong Khmum province to promote the history of rubber cultivation and the industry in Cambodia. ... ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya and Yuth Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-mulls-museum-celebrate-rubber-legacy

Rice firm plans Mondulkiri expansion

Prominent locally-owned rice miller and exporter Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd plans to set up facilities in Mondulkiri province, sourcing the grain required for production from nearby smallholder farmers to ensure remunerative prices for the staple crop, according to the company’s founder and director-general Song ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-firm-plans-mondulkiri-expansion

Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. ... ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/conflict-ridden-land-concession-moved-to-new-forest-area/

Conflict-ridden land concession moved to new forest area

A decade-old rubber plantation project beset with disputes with local residents has had its 9,000 hectares relocated to an intact forest in Stung Treng. A sub-decree signed by the Council of Ministers in March said 9,787 hectares would be provided to Horizon Agriculture Development as “compensation” ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/conflict-ridden-land-concession-moved-to-new-forest-area/

Government approves new economic land concession despite moratorium, conflict ensues

The government awarded a new Economic Land Concession (ELC) in March 2022 for the first time in nearly a decade and despite an existing moratorium on ELCs, government documents show. ... ...

Jack Brook and Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/government-approves-new-economic-land-concession-despite-moratorium-conflict-ensues/

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/

Sakhon: Agro-food soured by low tech, unfit standards

The Cambodian agro-food industry, even as a significant driver of economic growth, continues to be troubled by a collection of pressing issues, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on October 3. ... ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sakhon-agro-food-soured-low-tech-unfit-standards

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/

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