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/

Rice lobby refutes rights abuse claim

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on Monday voiced deep regret over claims linking milled-rice exports to Australia with human rights abuses. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-lobby-refutes-rights-abuse-claim

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

Rice exports hindered by a number of factors, says an insider

In 2015, the government set a target for 1 million tonnes of rice exports by 2020. It will miss it this year with an expected 800,000 tonnes and has reset it for next year. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50779265/rice-exports-hindered-by-a-number-of-factors-says-an-insider/

Cambodia’s rubber export up 21 per cent in first 9 months

Cambodia exported 209,819 tons of dry rubber in the first nine months of 2020, up 21 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report. ...

Xinhua
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778141/cambodias-rubber-export-up-21-per-cent-in-first-9-months/

Nearly 1 million tonnes of milled rice exported to China by Q3

Cambodia has exported nearly 1 million tonnes of milled rice as of the third quarter of 2020, and the figure could reach 1.2 million tonnes in a near future. The record was revealed on Tuesday by the Cambodia Rice Federation, underlining that the export followed ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778347/nearly-1-million-tonnes-of-milled-rice-exported-to-china-by-q3/

UN says Cambodian rice farming faces challenges

The UN’s Global Reporting Initiative shows the Cambodia rice sector has faced significant sustainability challenges of decreasing returns for small-scale producers, inadequate uptake of responsible farming practices and smallholder engagement models amid calls for increasing organic production. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777272/un-says-cambodian-rice-farming-faces-challenges/

Rubber exports are up but prices still remain elastic

Cambodia exported 179,621 tonnes of rubber in the first nine months of 2020, a jump of 3.78 per cent from the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rubber-exports-are-prices-still-remain-elastic

Government to draft policy to boost pepper value

The government is now drafting a policy on pepper with the intention of scaling up a competitive advantage, attract investors and boost added-value to Cambodian pepper production, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50768753/government-to-draft-policy-to-boost-pepper-value/

Going nuts for cashews

The Cambodian government together with nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), the private sector and farmers are joining hands to develop the cashew industry by establishing a Cambodia Cashew Federation (CCF) to commercialise the sector internationally. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763659/going-nuts-for-cashews/

Cashew nut prices in decline

Cambodia’s cashew nut prices slightly dropped because of border closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, although some goods are being let through. ...

Kuch Nithatevy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762676/cashew-nut-prices-in-decline/

Fragrant rice market promising

The price of  Cambodia’s premium fragrant rice export market is promising compared with Thailand and Vietnam’s, according to a rice exporter. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50761985/fragrant-rice-market-promising/

Cambodia ensures food security and rice exports

The beginning of this season’s rice harvest has been slower than in 2019. This has been brought about by drought causing slower seed-planting, resulting in some farmers having to replant and harvest has now been extended into December. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50758818/cambodia-ensures-food-security-and-rice-exports/

Rice farmers seek funding, blaming change in seasons

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to release more funds and requested an extension to the loan cycle repayments, blaming an adjustment in the harvest season. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757893/rice-farmers-seek-funding-blaming-change-in-seasons/

Kampot pepper sales losing their spice

Kampot pepper, a certified geographical indication (GI) product, and along with other organic and non-GI peppers are now struggling with market’ demand as sales fall drastically. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757895/kampot-pepper-sales-losing-their-spice/

Good weather proves savoury for salt farmers in Kampot

Kampot province has produced around 84,000 tonnes of salt so far this year to supply the domestic market, according to a report from the Salt Farms Bureau of the Kampot Provincial Department of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50756098/good-weather-proves-savoury-for-salt-farmers-in-kampot/

Contract farming gives hope to agriculture cooperatives

Amru Rice (Cambodia), and 22 agriculture cooperatives (ACs) from three provinces signed contract farming deals to supply and produce fragrant paddy on sustainable rice platform for the 2020 cultivation season. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755135/contract-farming-gives-hope-to-agriculture-cooperatives/

Kampong Thom gets new cashew plant

Top Planning Japan Co Ltd is working with a local cashew nut processing business owner to set up a plant in Kampong Thom province’s southwestern Kampong Svay district in a bid to champion Cambodian finished products. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampong-thom-gets-new-cashew-plant

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

PM orders 2,000 rice sowing machines for farmers

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he has ordered 2,000 rice sowing machines from local processing firms to boost paddy rice production in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747209/pm-orders-2000-rice-sowing-machines-for-farmers/

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