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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Illegal imports sinking local aquaculture

While local aquaculture has started to grow significantly in recent years, the business community is increasingly facing competition from illegal imports, according to the Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA). ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/illegal-imports-sinking-local-aquaculture

Agriculture ministers discuss food security in Asia-Pacific

The Cambodian government, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, is committed to promoting agricultural diversification as part of its battle against Covid-19 in order to maintain a stable business environment and people’s livelihoods during the health crisis. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-ministers-discuss-food-security-asia-pacific

Safe foods stores keep prices steady amid lockdown

A number of safe-agricultural-product specialist stores in Phnom Penh have expressed their commitment to maintain the prices of their commodities and contribute to the government’s efforts to improve people’s livelihoods during the ongoing two-week coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and adjacent Takhmao town in Kandal ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/safe-foods-stores-keep-prices-steady-amid-lockdown

Don’t worry about the rice market: Minister to farmers

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said farmers should not be worried about rice markets despite the nation’s milled rice exports to international destinations being down in the first quarter of the year. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50837501/dont-worry-about-the-rice-market-minister-to-farmers/

France mulls $95M in agri-loans

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries expects to receive €80 million ($95 million) in loans this year from the French government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop two projects that support Cambodian agricultural value chains. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/france-mulls-95m-agri-loans

Garlic becoming potential cash crop in Mondulkiri

Garlic is becoming another potential cash crop for Cambodia’s north-eastern province of Mondulkiri – thanks to the remarkable success of a pioneer farmer. The good news was shared recently in a Facebook post by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50827814/garlic-becoming-potential-cash-crop-in-mondulkiri/

Bovine use in farm work falls

The increasing adoption of machinery in Cambodia drove down the use of bovines as draught power in the agricultural sector to below one per cent last year, a trend a senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries believes will extend into the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bovine-use-farm-work-falls

China customs size up mangoes

A team from China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) on March 10 conducted a virtual inspection of three Cambodian mango farms and four treatment facilities to ensure that they are fit for export, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-customs-size-mangoes

Brazilian pork given access to Cambodian market amid ASF outbreak

Cambodia has opened its market to pork produced in Brazil, according to an announcement from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50822756/brazilian-pork-given-access-to-cambodian-market-amid-asf-outbreak/

Cassava prices jump on lacklustre harvest

Cassava prices in the provinces bordering Thailand and Vietnam increased during the 2020-2021 harvest season as a result of lower crop yields, according to two top provincial commerce officials. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cassava-prices-jump-lacklustre-harvest

Ministry urges for registration of mango farms for exports

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has urged farmers to register their mango farms for certification to exports. This was reminded in the ministry’s press release issued recently, adding that the registration of mango farms is also intended to stabilise the price of the ...

Lim Nary/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50818315/ministry-urges-for-registration-of-mango-farms-for-exports/

Mango farmers asked to register to boost standards

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has once again called on mango growers and farmers to register their mango cultivation with the General Directorate of Agriculture. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50817427/mango-farmers-asked-to-register-to-boost-standards/

Pepper plantation expected to increase this year

The planting of pepper is expected to increase this year thanks to growing demand for the condiment on the international market, particularly from China. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816983/pepper-plantation-expected-to-increase-this-year/

Cash-crop exports 200K tonnes in January

Cambodia exported 203,485 tonnes of seven major cash crops last month, according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The ministry lists these as milled rice, natural rubber, corn, cashew nuts, peppercorn, as well as fresh bananas, chillies and mangoes. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cash-crop-exports-200k-tonnes-january

Ministry, private firms cooperate to boost Cambodia’s safe agricultural products

Sixteen contracts and two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed to boost Cambodia’s safe agricultural products such as vegetables, cassava, yellow watermelon, mango, and chicken. ...

Lim Nary /AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50815361/ministry-private-firms-cooperate-to-boost-cambodias-safe-agricultural-products/

Agricultural rice map updated to boost production

The Ministry of Agriculture is updating the national rice map to boost the Kingdom’s quality and quantity of rice production by providing detailed data about geographic areas. ...

Sar Socheath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814769/agricultural-rice-map-updated-to-boost-production/

Project aims to aid 10,000 of the most vulnerable hit by virus

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will sign a project agreement today to directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Siem Reap and Banteay Meanchey ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814531/project-aims-to-aid-10000-of-the-most-vulnerable-hit-by-virus/

Cashew prices promising in early harvest but poor weather hits yield

Early harvest season prices for cashew nuts appear to be promising but farmers in some provinces are facing a possible delay in the start of the harvest because of unfavorable weather conditions. The harvest season of the cashew nut generally begins in February and continues ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814558/cashew-prices-promising-in-early-harvest-but-poor-weather-hits-yield/

Livelihood recovery project to help 10,000

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on February 16 signed an agreement to begin a project that will directly support 10,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the economic fall-out from Covid-19 in Siem Reap ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/livelihood-recovery-project-help-10000

Path to high value-added aquaculture sector studied

A study has been undertaken to look at the upgrading of fishery businesses in Battambang and Kampong Chhnang provinces. Those upgrades could then be replicated in other provinces in the country. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811787/path-to-high-value-added-aquaculture-sector-studied/

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