Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Gov’t produce plan a relative success

A $20 million government agricultural initiative achieved remarkable results in its three years of operation but still fell far short of its target, the General Directorate of Agriculture reported. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-produce-plan-relative-success

Paddy seedlings given to flood-hit farmers

More than 6,000 tonnes of paddy seedlings have been distributed to flood-hit farmers across the country, according to Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon, who said it was to help them to begin replanting rice in areas damaged by floods. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50783905/paddy-seedlings-given-to-flood-hit-farmers/

Chinese firms invest in mango pest control

At least three Chinese companies are investing in industrial steaming equipment to use in the phytosanitary treatment of agricultural products for export, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon told The Post on Monday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firms-invest-mango-pest-control

Fishery crimes down this year

During the first 10 months of this year, there were 2,279 cases of fishery offences reported, 312 less than the same period last year, according to the Fisheries Administration. Of the number, 187 occurred at sea while the rest occurred on freshwater. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishery-crimes-down-year

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/

Frog farming encouraged as market demand rising

Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has encouraged farmers to consider raising frogs as the market demand for the baby frogs is increasing. ...

Lim Nary – AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773462/frog-farming-encouraged-as-market-demand-rising/

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

MAFF being short changed by ELC holders, revenue loss significant

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has claimed that it is revising the economic land concession (ELC) laws to ensure that the land is being used properly to benefit the country’s economy. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771557/maff-being-short-changed-by-elc-holders-revenue-loss-significant/

Six million tonnes of agricultural products exported in first nine months

Cambodia exported a total of 5.8 million tonnes of agricultural products to foreign markets during the first nine months of this year, despite the global COVID-19 crisis. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50769105/six-million-tonnes-of-agricultural-products-exported-in-first-nine-months/

Obstacles to developing agriculture

Cambodia’s agriculture has become a talking point among other sectors, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so for faced unsolved issues for years. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766441/obstacles-to-developing-agriculture/

Cambodian grown tobacco exported to five countries

Cambodia has exported tobacco to five countries, said Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Minister pointed out that during this period, the exported tobacco products amounted to 5,376 tonnes. ...

Heng Panha/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764534/cambodian-grown-tobacco-exported-to-five-countries/

The effects of COVID-19 on farming

In 2020, the agriculture sector continues to play a significant role in the Cambodian economy, accounting for 22 percent of the Kingdom’s GDP and employing one-third of the Cambodian workforce. ...

Pamela Corda
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764323/the-effects-of-covid-19-on-farming/

Cambodia has exported more than 3 million tonnes of agricultural produce

More than 3 million tonnes of Cambodia’s agricultural products were exported as of Sept 11,  according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764124/cambodia-has-exported-more-than-3-million-tonnes-of-agricultural-produce/

Machinery: A growing feature of farming

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has been working with the private sector and development partners to integrate the use of agricultural machinery into middle-class farming communities to respond to the current and future decline in the agricultural workforce. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764036/machinery-a-growing-feature-of-farming/

Forestry chief moved over incentive money

A Ratanakkiri Forestry Administration official was transferred after his subordinates accused him of the irregular distribution of what was supposed to be more than 300 million riel in employee incentives to subordinates. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-chief-moved-over-incentive-money

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/

New high-tech move in farming

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is promoting the use of an information technology and digital suite designed to establish the country’s Agricultural Big Data Platform (ABDP). ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757473/new-high-tech-move-in-farming/

Draft law on Cassava National Policy 2020-2025 approved

The Council of Ministers, chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen, has approved the “Draft Law on Cassava National Policy 2020-2025, according to the result of the Council of Ministers meeting. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755157/draft-law-on-cassava-national-policy-2020-2025-approved/

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