Crop products and commodities

Fruits and vegetables

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

Families shift from traditional to organic farming methods

The SAC, an investment initiative by the Japanese government, enables farmers in the province to enhance the quality of their yield and sell their crops to high-end buyers, including casinos and upscale restaurants in Bavet city and Phnom Penh.​ ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50518904/families-shift-from-traditional-to-organic-farming-methods/

Potato trials identify growth areas

Researchers at the Potato Research Centre at the Royal University of Agriculture announced yesterday that five provinces and the capital itself will become Cambodia’s hub for potato growing after successful tests of verities were recently finished. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50269548/potato-trials-identify-growth-areas/

Germany-led meet seeks to get produce to China

Germany’s international development agency (GIZ) held a workshop on Tuesday that promoted Cambodian agricultural exports to China, focusing on the necessary export guidelines and the sanitation standards that are often lacking in the Kingdom’s agricultural value chains. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/germany-led-meet-seeks-get-produce-china

Kampong Speu fruit processing factory breaks ground

Construction began yesterday on a $10 million factory in Kampong Speu province to process fresh fruit for international export, a first for Cambodia, though Agriculture Ministry officials could not confirm it would meet international standards yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampong-speu-fruit-processing-factory-breaks-ground

Invasive fruit flies detrimental to Kingdom’s mango exports

Cambodia’s mango shipments have been routinely blocked before making it to the international market, with the Ministry of Agriculture claiming the mangoes are not of a high enough quality to meet the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements necessary to ship outside of the Kingdom. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/invasive-fruit-flies-detrimental-kingdoms-mango-exports

New centre for agricultural research to help expand markets

China-based Digital Agriculture Exchange has revealed plans to build an agricultural research centre in the kingdom to improve production and packaging standards of local fruit and vegetables. Officially dubbed a “multifunctional centre”, its aim is to up quality standards to make Cambodian produce more desirable abroad, ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50102796/new-centre-for-agricultural-research-to-help-expand-markets/

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