Crop products and commodities
Red corn prices enjoy surge on demand for domestic feed
Prices of red corn have reportedly seen modest rises on surging demand for domestic feed production as the harvest season nears its end. In northwestern provinces, red corn is typically harvested twice a year between late June and August and then again between late October ...
Red corn prices tumble as growers switch to cassava
The wholesale price of fresh red corn in northwestern Battambang province dipped more than seven per cent from the year-ago period as this year’s first harvest reached 30 per cent completion, provincial Department of Commerce director Kim Hout said. ...
Farmer shifts to animal corn feed
A farmer in Tbong Khmum province is joining the provinces bordering with Thailand to grow more corn to supply the animal feed industry. The four main corn-growing districts, Krouch Chhmar, Memot, Ou Reang Ov and Tbong Khmum have combined total of corn farm land of ...
Corn industry maintains hope for rebound amid plummeting prices
Total corn exports dropped by more than 40 per cent on 2018 due to last year’s drought and pest damage, industry insiders said. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries data showed that last year the Kingdom exported 119,993 tonnes of red corn – down 41.23 ...
Corn harvest begins in northeast amid price dip
Corn harvest season has begun in the Kingdom, but farmers in the northwest are facing a price decline, and hinting they may seek markets in neighbouring Thailand for their crops. Prior to the harvest, provincial authorities reported corn prices at around 630 riel per kilogram ...
Osaka investors eye Cambodia
A Japanese delegation from Osaka province has expressed its intention to invest in Cambodia’s agriculture sector, after its meeting with Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak. ...
Government opens $27M emergency fund to corn farmers
The government has officially made $27 million in emergency funds, initially intended for the rice sector, available for struggling corn farmers at a 5 percent annual interest rate to help prop up low market prices and free up liquidity after farmers protested earlier this month, ...
Corn farmers welcome government action
As the government used the untapped funds of an emergency rice loan package to support struggling corn farmers , people in the sector considered this action as a good solution although there was not much success proved. ...
Government to tap emergency rice fund to help corn farmers
The government will use the untapped funds of an emergency rice loan package to support struggling corn farmers who have protested the low market prices for their crop this season, state officials said yesterday. ...
After protest, farmers’ unrest spreads to neighboring districts
After about 500 protesting farmers blockaded a national road in Battambang province last week, local authorities in neighboring districts are now making efforts to placate hundreds of other farmers also restless over depressed corn and cassava prices. ...
Corn farmers block road over low prices
Hundreds of corn farmers blocked a main road in Battambang province on Thursday, hoping the barricade would persuade Prime Minister Hun Sen to put pressure on traders to raise the dwindling crop prices that are hurting their livelihoods. ...
Maize has local farmers’ ears
Growing demand for animal feed is driving up both the demand and price of corn, with smallholder farmers claiming the field crop offers a more stable market than cassava.Corn is grown on more than 140,000 hectares in Cambodia and can be harvested twice a year, ...
Thais to facilitate blocked maize exports
A month after Thailand blocked agricultural products from Cambodia over improperly stamped and signed certification documents, the Thai ambassador on Friday pledged to seek a solution for Cambodia’s maize exports. Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said on Saturday that Cambodian authorities are doing their utmost to solve ...
Price woes fuel corn farmers’ fears of lackluster sales
Corn farmers and dealers in the country’s northwestern provinces fear a decline in sales this season as local storage facilities become increasingly scarce and demand from Thai importers declines. Khun Thorn, president of Ta Sdar Samky Farmer Community in Battambang province, told the Post yesterday that ...
GI benefits yet to be fully realised
While Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar carry the brand-building Geographical Indication (GI) status, newcomers seeking the same tag continue to wait for funding to get their products off the ground. In 2010, Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar were the first Cambodian goods ...
Cambodia, Vietnam Trade Rises
Two-way trade between Vietnam and Cambodia in the first four months of the year reached nearly US$1.3 billion, a 10 per cent rise over the same period last year. According to the Vietnam Trade Office in Cambodia, Vietnam’s exports to Cambodia fetched over $1 billion while ...
The Cambodia Herald Staff
Kampot pepper yield down
This year’s weather has proven too hot for the Kingdom’s famous Kampot pepper, as yields of the spice dropped for the first time since 2008. Some 22 tonnes of pepper were harvested this year between January and May, short of the 27 tonnes predicted for this ...
Agricultural brokerage firm begins operations
Chief Cambodia Holding, a Hong Kong-based brokerage firm, started its operations in Phnom Penh yesterday. The company aims to strengthen Cambodian agricultural products, a company official said. The company reserved $100 million investment capital to connect domestic agricultural producers to the market, Director of Chief Cambodia ...
Special Thai-Cambodian cassava-corn trade zone set to be established
Thailand and Cambodia are on a path towards the setting up of a special trade zone that will see the two neighbors actively trade cassava and corn. Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom revealed on Monday that the 4th Thailand-Cambodia Joint Trade Committee meeting, held last week, saw ...
Thais remove cassava and maize import restrictions
In order to boost the Kingdom’s trade performance and improve the quality of lives of farmers along the Thai-Cambodia border, Thailand has agreed to remove import restrictions on Cambodian cassava and maize. Speaking to reporters after the forth meeting of the Joint Trade Committee between Cambodia ...
Stronger ties with Cambodia sought ahead of rice-trading zone
Thailand will forge closer ties with Cambodia and other neighbouring countries to increase competency in rice trading and boost the bargaining power of Asean countries by setting up a rice-trading zone soon. Also, Thailand will expand crop cooperation to cassava to raise farm incomes in the ...
Cambodia begins first agricultural census
Cambodia’s first-ever agricultural census is under way, tasked with addressing the lack of reliable statistical information on one of the Kingdom’s most crucial economic sectors. The census is being taken by the government with assistance from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in two ...