‘Robust’ new cassava policy aims to diversify farming and boost exports

The launch of Cambodia’s National Cassava Policy 2020-2025 yesterday delivered new energy to the boosting of production and exports for the crop. This policy sets robust commitments for the diversification of Cambodia’s economic bases away from traditional sectors. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803999/robust-new-cassava-policy-aims-to-diversify-farming-and-boost-exports/

Mondulkiri’s potato production is struck by seed shortage

The ministry of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries’ potato production in Mondulkiri, a northeastern province of Cambodia, has been hampered by a lack of seed, a provincial senior official revealed. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50796917/mondulkiris-potato-production-is-struck-by-seed-shortage/

Cassava prices up on delayed harvests

Cassava prices in Cambodia’s northwest corridor have skyrocketed to astonishing heights in the wake of the recent massive floods that have compromised yields in one of Kingdom’s most fertile regions. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-delayed-harvests

White sugar production hits 102,000 tonnes a year

The Kingdom is now capable of domestically producing up to 102,000 tonnes of white sugar per year from sugarcane grown at plantations in its southwestern provinces (Kampong Speu, Koh Kong), according to statistics released by Phnom Penh Sugar Co Ltd (PPSC) last week. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50789216/white-sugar-production-hits-102000-tonnes-a-year/

Cassava prices increase as harvest starts

From November this year, the cassava harvest season starts in some provinces while the price of cassava reportedly saw an increase compared to that of last year, as this year’s yield is projected to be lower due to flash floods. ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50783945/cassava-prices-increase-as-harvest-starts/

Cassava price up as harvest starts

As the 2020-2021 harvest season kicks off, cassava prices in the powerhouse provinces of Preah Vihear and Tbong Khmum register a slight uptick compared to the same period last year. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-price-harvest-starts

Red corn prices tumble as growers switch to cassava

The wholesale price of fresh red corn in northwestern Battambang province dipped more than seven per cent from the year-ago period as this year’s first harvest reached 30 per cent completion, provincial Department of Commerce director Kim Hout said. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/red-corn-prices-tumble-growers-switch-cassava

Cassava exports jump slightly, but disappoint

Cambodia exported 1,115,365 tonnes of cassava to the international market in the first three months of this year, inching up around 1.6 per cent from 1,097,803 in the year-ago period, said a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-exports-jump-slightly-disappoint

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

Cassava price remains steady

The price of cassava in provinces bordering Thailand remains steady during the 2019-2020 harvest season which is currently about 60 per cent complete, officials said. Cambodia’s cassava is mostly grown in Battambang, Pailin, Banteay Meanchey, Kratie and Kampong Thom provinces. The crop is planted in ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-price-remains-steady

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

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/

Ministry calls for stricter controls to stop cassava virus

The Ministry of Agriculture is calling for stricter border controls after 12 provinces recently reported cases of the mosaic virus in cassava plantations, according to a ministry official. The cassava mosaic virus has been spreading around the country through the work of farmers but originates from ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50620241/ministry-calls-for-stricter-controls-to-stop-cassava-virus/

Lorry with illegal wood confiscated

A lorry discovered to be secretly transporting illegally logged wood on Monday was impounded by Kampong Thom provincial authorities, with the vehicle’s driver now in hiding, according to a provincial forestry administration official. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lorry-illegal-wood-confiscated

Cassava production tumbles nearly 1% throughout 2018

Cambodia produced more that 13 million tonnes of cassava last year, a drop on 2017 despite a six per cent increase in cultivation to 650,510ha nationwide, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The data shows Cambodia produced 13,750,076 tonnes of cassava last ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-production-tumbles-nearly-1-throughout-2018

Cassava processing factory to open

Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holdings Group Co Ltd, which announced its first cassava processing factory earlier this year, aims to commence operations by next year, according to Green Leader (Cambodia) Co Ltd CEO Gao Hua. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-processing-factory-open

Sugarcane a ‘huge potential for farmers’

Cambodia’s three major sugar companies produced 120,126 tonnes of raw sugar in the first nine months of this year, said a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report. It said Rui Feng (Cambodia) International Co Ltd produced 56,664 tonnes, Yellow Field (Cambodia) International Ltd (51,420 tonnes) ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sugarcane-huge-potential-farmers

Cassava in focus of Green Leader, UN deal

Hong Kong-based Green Leader Holding Group and the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) signed a cost-sharing agreement on Thursday to implement an $800,000 project on accelerating the cassava market. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-focus-green-leader-un-deal

Hundreds of farmers join cassava contract farming scheme

Ten agricultural communities in three provinces will now produce organic cassava that will be sold at a higher value than the market price, giving hundreds of farmers a chance to earn a better living. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50517745/hundreds-of-farmers-join-cassava-contract-farming-scheme/

National strategy for cassava industry launched

The government has officially launched its new strategy for the cassava industry, which aims to position Cambodia as a reliable supplier of cassava-based products to the global market, according to a high-ranking government official. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510278/national-strategy-for-cassava-industry-launched/

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