Biofuel crops

Cassava

Osaka investors eye Cambodia

A Japanese delegation from Osaka province has expressed its intention to invest in Cambodia’s agriculture sector, after its meeting with Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5079416/osaka-investors-eye-cambodia/

After protest, farmers’ unrest spreads to neighboring districts

After about 500 protesting farmers blockaded a national road in Battambang province last week, local authorities in neighboring districts are now making efforts to placate hundreds of other farmers also restless over depressed corn and cassava prices. ...

Leng Len
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/protest-farmers-unrest-spreads-neighboring-districts-132586/

Cassava prices hit a new low

Cassava prices in Cambodia experienced a sharp drop this month leading to heavy losses for smallholder farmers unable to quickly switch to more profitable crops and recoup their mounting losses, a provincial agriculture official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-hit-new-low

North Asia Resources to turn cassava into fuel

Hong Kong-listed firm North Asia Resources Holding Ltd announced yesterday that it has purchased 14,000 hectares of an economic land concession in Pursat province from Henan Tianguan Enterprise Group for $53.2 million.​ ...

The Phnom Penh Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/north-asia-resources-turn-cassava-fuel

Cassava exports up, prices low

Though the export of cassava from Cambodia to foreign markets increased by more than 50 percent in 2016, compared with previous years, export earnings were still low due to below-market-prices offered by buyers in Thailand and Vietnam.   ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37174/cassava-exports-up--prices-low/

China offers cassava hope

Cambodia has marked its first Cassava Day with expectations of greater exports to China, one of the world’s big markets for the tuberous root.   ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36202/china-offers-cassava-hope/

Cultivation of cassava still firmly rooted

Cambodian farmers continue to expand cassava cultivation despite falling commercial prices for the crop and low international trade volumes, new data from the Ministry of Agriculture show. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cultivation-cassava-still-firmly-rooted

Cassava export prices down sharply

The price per kilogram of cassava exports from Cambodia has fallen this year due to plunging market prices and a lack of processing centers in the country. The price of dried cassava in northeastern Rattanakiri province is down to 410 riel (about $0.10) per kilogram and ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35213/cassava-export-prices-down-sharply/

Cassava industry left out to dry

With the start of the dry harvest season for cassava kicking off, farmers are calling for the government to support the struggling sector with initiatives to address recurring capital shortages and market volatility. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-industry-left-out-dry

Border control a concern as harvest looms

Tighter border controls by Thai authorities could result in thousands of tonnes of Cambodian agricultural goods getting stranded at the border next month when local farmers begin harvesting their crops, sources warned yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/border-control-concern-harvest-looms

Export cassava to Thailand, says ministry

Cambodia’s cassava growers have been asked to target Thailand as an export market due to the high demand for the starch-tuber in the neighboring country to produce ethanol, animal feed and flour, while little is done at home to stabilize prices and provide assistance to ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26425/export-cassava-to-thailand--says-ministry/

Cassava in south-east Asia under threat from witches' broom disease

Climate change and globalisation are fuelling an explosion in the pests and diseases that afflict south-east Asia’s cassava crops, threatening a multi-billion dollar industry and the staple food of millions of people, a report warns. ...

Sam Jones
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/apr/15/cassava-south-east-asia-under-threat-witches-broom-disease-climate-change

Farmers in northwest struggle as cassava prices remain low

Yon Kob’s cassava fields in Sala Krao district have usually been harvested by now, but this year the thicket of thin, knobby cassava plants is still standing. Mr. Kob has delayed his harvest in the hope that the price of the tuber would rise, but ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/22982/farmers-in-northwest-struggle-as-cassava-prices-remain-low/

EU market could tap into tapioca

Local agro-industrial conglomerate Mong Reththy Group is negotiating a new partnership that would send large-volume shipments of Cambodian cassava products to Europe for the first time. ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/eu-market-could-tap-tapioca

Agro sector on a growth path

The tonnage of Cambodia’s agricultural exports increased by over 20 per cent last year, led by a surge in shipments of dried cassava chips, according to the latest Ministry of Agriculture data. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agro-sector-growth-path

Little action taken on Pailin cassava producers' pollution

Almost a year after cassava producers in Pailin were fingered as the source of pollution in a local water source, little has been done to address the problem, commune officials said yesterday, while affected villagers are being forced to buy bottled water to avoid getting ...

Morn Vanntey
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/little-action-taken-pailin-cassava-producers-pollution

Trade officials aim for bigger bite of China’s market

Cambodian trade officials are urging their Chinese counterparts to boost imports of Cambodian rubber, cassava, sugar and pepper to narrow the trade imbalance between the two countries, officials said after a meeting last week. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21100/trade-officials-aim-for-bigger-bite-of-china---s-market/

Lacklustre prices, competition dampen cassava exports

Cambodian cassava farmers are facing dropping prices in the agro commodity this season, as the lack of a domestic market and dependence on exports, which faces competition from neighbouring countries, has led them to call for government intervention. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lacklustre-prices-competition-dampen-cassava-exports

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