Cambodian agri exports rise 7.8% to 8.6M tonnes

Cambodia formally exported 8.6 million tonnes of agricultural products to 74 markets last year worth nearly $5 billion, up 7.8 per cent from the 7.9 million tonnes booked in 2021, as agriculture contributed 22.2 per cent of the Kingdom’s 2022 gross domestic product (GDP), according ...

Hin Pisei

‘Kampot-Kep Salt’ GI association to be created ‘soon’

The process of establishing an association to represent and manage the “Kampot-Kep Salt” name once the commodity has been awarded domestic geographical indication (GI) status – expected late next month – is “progressing smoothly”, reported Bun Narin, the group’s acting president and number-one candidate for ...

Hin Pisei

$100M in rice financing set to ratchet up productivity

The rice industry has applauded government plans to invest an additional $100 million in the near future, towards ramping up production of the grains as well as the procurement of paddy for export-oriented processing. ...

May Kunmakara

PM Hun Sen supports the outcome of two new varieties of rice

Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his full support to two new varieties of rice recently introduced to the farmers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Prey Veng, the biggest rice producer in Cambodia

Prey Veng is the leading province in Cambodia in terms of rice production for local consumption and export to foreign markets, affirmed Chea Somethy, Governor of Prey Veng province, at a press conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Rubber exports edge up even as prices drop

Cambodia netted $79.370 million from the export of natural rubber latex and wood in the first two months of 2023, marking a slight increase year-on-year, even amid a decline in prices on international markets for the locally-produced white sap, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia misses target of exporting 1m tons of rice

Hun Sen said on Monday Cambodia has not been successful in exporting one million tons of rice because of a lack of processing basics, including rice mills, dry ovens, and capital. ...

Chhorn Raksmey

‘Cambodia to be main cashew exporter’

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia could become one of the main cashew nut producers and exporters in the world, and added the commodity has the potential but limitations of processing. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Promotion of Cambodia’s rice sector discussed

The promotion of Cambodia’s rice sector was further discussed between Ministry of Commerce and Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) to be able to penetrate more foreign markets, especially the European Union (EU) markets. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Pact to boost coffee value chain development in Mondulkiri province

A local supplier of coffee beans Kofi Co Ltd and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation have entered into a collaboration to boost sustainable coffee value chain development in Mondulkiri province. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Cambodia produced more than 11 million tonnes of rice last year

Farmers around the country saw success in the cultivation of rice last year despite hard weather conditions bringing an extended rainy season and achieved 110.40 percent of the planned rice cultivation for 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Rain, cold weather expected to dampen cashew nut output

The Cashew nut Association of Cambodia (CAC) requested that relevant authorities speed up the implementation of a national cashew nut policy amid unfavourable weather conditions that experts predict will lower Cambodia’s overall cashew output for 2023. ...

Van Socheata

Cambodia’s cashew players’ plans to strengthen the sector for export

Cambodia’s cashew value chain has received a boost after discussions were held between Cambodia Cashew Federation (CCF) and development partners to build the nation’s nascent cashew export sector. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Cassava prices in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province on a high

Cassava prices in Preah Vihear province this year are very good, Director of Preah Vihear provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Poeung Tryda said. “So far, the price of dried cassava is more than KHR 900 per kilogramme, while fresh cassava is between KHR ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kampot governor lauds battlefield transformed into banana plantation

Kampot provincial governor Mao Thonin offered a former battlefield turned banana plantation as an example of one of the province’s great success stories. “Once the site of immeasurable suffering, it is now a popular tourist attraction, while also producing up to 2,500 tonnes of export ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Rice mills get in on contract farming

Representative of at least 41 rice millers have expressed willingness to enter into contract-farming arrangements with agricultural cooperatives to ensure ample supplies of responsibly-sourced grains of desired varieties, as pundits voice strong support for the practice as a catalyst to unleash the export potential of ...

Hin Pisei

Cassava prices swell in northwest border areas

Cassava prices have seen a marked on-year increase in areas near the Thai border, as the harvest reaches 85-90 per cent, according to industry insiders. ...

Hin Pisei

2025 target for Cambodia to export 1 million tonnes of rice

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has set export targets for the nation at 750,000 tonnes of milled rice in 2023 and one million tonnes by 2025. This represents an over 50 percent increase compared to the export figure in 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan firm chooses Battambang for cashew nut shell fuel project

Japanese firm Top Planning Japan Co Ltd’s (TPJ) apparent interest in investing in facilities in Battambang province to convert cashew nut shells into fuel and process the fibre-rich seeds for export has been greeted with much enthusiasm among local authorities and has dramatically heightened prospects ...

Hin Pisei

CRF aims sky high with milled-rice export targets

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has set full-year milled-rice export targets for the Kingdom at 750,000 tonnes in 2023 and one million tonnes in 2025, which would constitute 17.7 per cent and 57.0 per cent increases from the 637,004 tonnes – valued at $414.29 million ...

Hin Pisei

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