Agro-industrial production

Contract farming

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tobacco worth over $2M exported to VN last year

Cambodia exported more than 1,000 tonnes of dry tobacco leaves to Vietnam last year, valued at more than $2 million. The figure marks a 24 per cent increase from 2016, the Ministry of Commerce said. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Long Kemvichet said data showed the ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Takeo governor seeks end to Vietnamese renting farmland

Takeo provincial governor Lay Vannak yesterday requested his Vietnamese counterpart in An Giang province to stop their farmers from renting land from Cambodians along the border between both provinces. ... ...

Khy Sovuthy

Handbook to boost contract farming

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently released a handbook on contract farming to promote agricultural leasing arrangements among farmers and buyers in the hope it will aid sustainable development of the sector. ... ...

Chea Vannak

World Bank subsidiary to train 2,000 contract rice farmers

A World Bank subsidiary will soon start training 2,000 farmers contracted to supply a leading Cambodian rice exporter on how to meet an international farming standard. ... ...

Hang Sokunthea

Fresh push for contract farming

Frustrated with the failure of a $27 million emergency loan package to help rice farmers find a fair market price for their crop and stem the tide of smuggled paddy across the borders, Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon is flogging a new model for the nation’s ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Seeds for contract rice farming planted

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) yesterday called on local rice millers, exporters, farmers, development partners and the Ministry of Agriculture to work together to promote contract farming to ensure the sustainable development of the rice industry of the country. ... ...

May Kunmakara

Veggie farming to trim kingdom’s import bill

Government officials, economists and businesses discussed the implementation of a draft program to invigorate vegetable farming in the Kingdom and cut imports from neighbouring countries in half by 2018. ...  ...

Ayanna Runcie

Cambodia exporters target to double fragrant organic rice exports in 2015

Currentlt, CEDAC exports fragrant organic rice to the U.S. and Hong Kong. But is exploring export opportunities to Arab countries as well. According to the CEDAC's organic rice Export Officer, though the price of organic rice is higher, prices are much stable in the international ...

Oryza News Staff

Bangladesh expected to seek leases for farming in Cambodia

Bangladesh and Cambodia have decided to set up a joint commission to boost bilateral relations and conclude bilateral agreements on agricultural and cultural cooperation, investment promotion and protection. The agreements will be inked during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's three-day official visit to Dhaka beginning on ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodian PM due on Friday

Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen is expected to pay a 3-day official visit to Dhaka from Friday to further expanding and strengthening trade relations and cooperation in agriculture sector between the two countries. ... During the visit, sources said Dhaka is expected to seek long-term ...

The Daily Star

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