Crop products and commodities

Fruits and vegetables

Cassava, cashew nut, mango exports to Vietnam up almost 149%

Cambodia exported more than 1.11 million tonnes of cassava, cashew nuts and fresh mangoes to Vietnam in the first three months of 2021, up by nearly 149 per cent despite the two countries tightening their borders over fears of the spread of Covid-19. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-cashew-nut-mango-exports-vietnam-almost-149

Contract farming in Mondulkiri fruit and vegetables rolling out

Tropicam Fruit and Vegetable Co Ltd will be rolling out a contract farming agreement with groups of farmers in Mondulkiri province on the supply, purchase and safe production of fruits and vegetables according to Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) standards. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807971/contract-farming-in-mondulkiri-fruit-and-vegetables-rolling-out/

Horticulture project gets Phase III

The third phase of the Cambodia Horticulture Advancing Income and Nutrition (CHAIN-III) project was officially launched on January 22 in a bid to ramp up production and shore up sustainable horticultural trade to improve the livelihoods of Cambodians in remote rural areas. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/horticulture-project-gets-phase-iii

Agrifirm bags MoU for Siem Reap produce

Agro-industrial firm LY LY Food Industry Co Ltd on January 22 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Siem Reap-based wholesaler Food and Agriculture Market (FAM) to supply it with fruits and vegetables. The signing ceremony was presided over by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agrifirm-bags-mou-siem-reap-produce

Vegetables left to spoil on Kandal farms as farmers can’t find buyers

Farmers in Kandal province say they each have thousands of dollars worth of vegetables spoiling in their fields because they can’t find buyers. In Sa’ang district, an area known for vegetable growing, salad greens farmer Tai Song, 35, said growers all around were unable to find ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/vegetables-left-to-spoil-on-kandal-farms-as-farmers-cant-find-buyers/

Vegetable planting up, but not yet feeding local demand in full

Vegetable planting in Cambodia is reported up dramatically, but the nation cannot end imports because local consumption is bigger than production, said Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon at the celebration of the seventhth national nutrition day in Kampong. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787580/vegetable-planting-up-but-not-yet-feeding-local-demand-in-full/

Banana exports drop amid pandemic

Cambodia’s exports of yellow bananas experienced a slight decline during the first half of this year compared with the corresponding period last year due to the coronavirus pandemic which is affecting global supply and demand. ...

Kingdom becoming more self-reliant on vegetables

A senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture has called on more investment in the horticulture and subsidiary crops sector because the demand for vegetables in the country has increased nearly 1,000 tonnes per day. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726932/kingdom-becoming-more-self-reliant-on-vegetables/

Lemongrass from Cambodia to the pots of the world

The update was provided by Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, who said that Cambodia can now export its lemongrass. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718292/lemongrass-from-cambodia-to-the-pots-of-the-world/

Banana exports booming despite pandemic

Cambodia exported 72,182 tonnes of fresh yellow bananas to international markets during the first three months of this year, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said.​ Most of the bananas were exported to China, with the rest being shipped to Vietnam and Japan. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banana-exports-booming-despite-pandemic

Banana exports solid but mangoes struggling as Novel Coronavirus affects fresh fruit markets

Fresh bananas are still being exported to the Chinese market. However, fresh mangoes to the South Korean market have been badly hit by the Noval Coronavirus effect on fresh fruit markets.​ ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692103/banana-exports-solid-but-mangoes-struggling-as-novel-coronavirus-affects-fresh-fruit-markets

Organic vegetable retailer unveils QR code scheme for origin source

Organic vegetable retailer Natural Agriculture Village has introduced QR codes on its product packaging, which will allow consumers to see where their produce comes from. Natural Agriculture Village president Bun Sieng, who is also a member of local distributor Green Gold, told The Post on Sunday ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/organic-vegetable-retailer-unveils-qr-code-scheme-origin-source

Boosting domestic vegetable production to curb imports

The country planted a variety of vegetables covering a total 58,000 hectares of land nationwide by the end of 2019 that produced 68 per cent of local market demand, according to Ministry of Agriculture’s spokesperson Srey Vuthy. By 2023, he wants this to increase to 63,000 ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676080/boosting-domestic-vegetable-production-to-curb-imports

Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants

Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mango-exporters-urged-set-hi-tech-packaging-plants

FTA with South Korea would improve Cambodia’s competitiveness: exporters

Cambodian exporters are hopeful that a free trade agreement with South Korea will boost trade between the nations and attract more investment into the Kingdom.​ Chang Hoon Lee, managing director of Korean exporter Hyundai Agro, said the move is a positive development. A free-trade pact ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664297/fta-with-south-korea-would-improve-cambodias-competitiveness-exporters/

Farmers called on to up organic vegetable yields

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the private sector has called on farmers to increase organic vegetable yields to meet demand from Phnom Penh’s supermarkets and restaurants. The push was made during a visit last week by Gilbert F Houngbo, International Fund for ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-called-organic-vegetable-yields

Hun Sen urges public to grow veggies naturally

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday urged the public to grow fruits and vegetables organically as these are healthier alternatives to crops grown using agrochemicals. Mr Hun Sen posted on his Facebook page that the Kingdom’s land was fertile and suitable for growing fruits and ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50603816/hun-sen-urges-public-to-grow-veggies-naturally/

First banana shipment to China confirmed

Longmate Agriculture Co has announced that it will conduct a test shipment of bananas to the Chinese market next month, which will be followed by the company’s first official shipment to China in February. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564243/first-banana-shipment-to-china-confirmed/

Local mango planters can still depend on EU market: Exporter

Despite the failure to export to China and South Korea local planters can expect a boost in the exportation of fresh mangoes to the European Union (EU) provided they have quality products, said an exporter yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50519681/local-mango-planters-can-still-depend-on-eu-market-exporter/

Deal signed with China over banana exports

The Kingdom on Thursday signed a joint phytosanitary protocol for banana exports to China, with officials saying this was the first move in promoting the product on the world stage. The agreement was signed by the Chinese ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo and Agriculture Minster ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/deal-signed-china-over-banana-exports

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