Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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/

Large-scale farm survey released

The latest Cambodia Inter-censal Agriculture Survey 2019 (CIAS 2019) noted that 88 per cent of household agricultural holdings engaged in crop activity, while 75 per cent reported raising livestock, poultry or insects. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/large-scale-farm-survey-released

Ministries urge safe handling of poultry to prevent bird flu spread

In preparation for the lunar new year this month, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have called for hygienic practices and sanitary inspections for the transportation of poultry and pigs to prevent the spread of any instances of bird ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-urge-safe-handling-poultry-prevent-bird-flu-spread

Coastal communities to adapt for climate change

Funded by the Global Environmental Facility’s Least-Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk  improve their livelihoods by increasing adaptive capabilities regarding climate change while ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807075/coastal-communities-to-adapt-for-climate-change/

Domestic vanilla planting taking root

Agriculture brought the Kingdom $4.037 billion in exports alone during 2020. Products grown included cassava, mangoes, bananas and peppers among many other agro-products. However, farmers are now branching out to less common but more profitable crops – and vanilla is among them. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804869/domestic-vanilla-planting-taking-root/

Rubber production to receive multi-agency effort to improve

WWF-Cambodia and the General Department of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a multi-agency partnership for transparent and sustainable natural rubber supply chains in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803833/rubber-production-to-receive-multi-agency-effort-to-improve/

Domestic vegetable production increases in 2020

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has announced that domestic vegetable production increased in 2020 thanks to government’s efforts to boost production chains. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803232/domestic-vegetable-production-increases-in-2020/

Ministry, Japan agri-firm ink MoU

The Ministry of Commerce on January 6 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Yamato Green Co Ltd to develop value chains for agribusiness products. Having registered with the Ministry of Commerce on April 22, Yamato Green has had relative success in growing safe ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-japan-agri-firm-ink-mou

Chilli exports ratchet up a red-hot 27% in spicy 2020

The government’s policy to boost productivity performance in the agricultural sector has lit a fire under the Kingdom’s exports, with shipments of fresh chilli flaring up 27.08 per cent from 55,513 tonnes in 2019 to 70,546 tonnes in a spicy 2020, according to Minister of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chilli-exports-ratchet-red-hot-27-spicy-2020

Cambodian milled rice exports reached $538 million in 2020

Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has announced the Kingdom’s rice paddy production and milled rice export totals for 2020. The minister revealed that of the nation’s approximate 3.4 million hectares of paddy fields, more than 3.26 million hectares were in harvest, yielding ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800218/cambodian-milled-rice-exports-reached-538-million-in-2020/

Crab banks buoy marine fisheries yields

Provincial fisheries officials have said the development of crab banks in community fisheries has gradually boosted marine crab output. Crab banks are where pregnant crabs are stored until their attached eggs hatch. Members of fisheries communities who catch pregnant crabs are obliged to sell them ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/crab-banks-buoy-marine-fisheries-yields

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