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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Ministry issues warning against those responsible for forest fires

With incidents of costly human-caused forest fires continuing to occur every year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued an instruction outlining that those responsible for such blazes face three to 10 years in prison. Signed by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-warning-against-those-responsible-forest-fires

Cashew nut exports nearly double in 2019

Cambodia exported some 202,318 tonnes of cashew nuts last year to foreign markets, up nearly 100 per cent from 2018’s 101,973 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. Khan Samban, director of the ministry’s Department of Agro-Industry, told The Post that the ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cashew-nut-exports-nearly-double-2019

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 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/corn-industry-maintains-hope-rebound-amid-plummeting-prices

Kingdom exports 157K tonnes of bananas

The export of yellow bananas to international markets last year reached 157,812 tonnes, most of which was exported to China and the rest to Vietnam and Japan, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report showed. There is no data on 2018 banana exports to ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-exports-157k-tonnes-bananas

Patrol finds 200 snares in forest community

More than 200 illegal snares have over the past two weeks been removed from the Prambei Mom Forest community area in Kampong Speu’s Thpong district. Liv Sarum said on Thursday that patrols of the forest community in Prambei Mom commune found the traps, with 117 ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/patrol-finds-200-snares-forest-community

Government creates department to improve seed quality for better yields

The government is establishing a department under the Agriculture Ministry which will be responsible for improving the quality of seeds and distributing them more efficiently to farmers. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664641/government-creates-department-to-improve-seed-quality-for-better-yields/

Royalties concern forest activists

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in the first three quarters of this year, Cambodia earned $5.7 million in royalties from forest produce – an increase of nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year when it earned $4 million. The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royalties-concern-forest-activists

Export of fishery products sinks in first nine months

Cambodia exported 10,980 tonnes of fishery products in the first nine months of this year – down 0.5 per cent from the same period last year – a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. The Kingdom exported 7,000 tonnes of fresh fish (60 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/export-fishery-products-sinks-first-nine-months

Veng Sakhon pushes for more diversity in agriculture

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon on Saturday pushed for more diversification in production to ensure food security in the Kingdom in line with the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2019-2023. Speaking during an event to mark World Food Day 2019 in Pursat province, he called ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50652762/veng-sakhon-pushes-for-more-diversity-in-agriculture/

Fishing season begins with ministry calling for permits

Fishing season has officially begun and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has encouraged people to apply for permits and respect the law as they set lures, nets and traps to catch their haul. The 2019-20 fishing season varies between five to eight months ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-season-begins-ministry-calling-permits

Authorities bust illegal fishing

At least 1,843 cases of illegal fishing were busted by the authorities in the last eight months and 19 out of 89 perpetrators were imprisoned by the court, said a report on the overall result of fisheries crimes cracked down nationwide. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-bust-illegal-fishing

Minister relays land encroachment prevention orders

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged local authorities to follow the instructions of the Council of Ministers on how to prevent illegal land encroachment. On Thursday, the Council of Ministers issued a letter to Mr Sakhon, who is chairman of the National Committee to Prevent Illegal ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643362/minister-relays-land-encroachment-prevention-orders/

Fishing communities given 100 motorboats

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has provided 50 communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces with 100 motorboats from the World Bank to strengthen preservation and combat fisheries crimes. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-communities-given-100-motorboats

Official briefs court on ELCs over logging

A senior Agriculture Ministry official on Tuesday appeared at Mondulkiri Provincial Court to clarify how companies, including a Vietnamese firm under investigation over illegal logging, are granted Economic Land Concessions. Mam Vanda, provincial court spokesman, yesterday said that Chan Savuth, a ministry secretary of state, provided ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642910/official-briefs-court-on-elcs-over-logging/

Ministry reveals informal rice export figures

In the first eight months of the year, Cambodia exported 1.6 million tonnes of paddy rice to neighbouring Vietnam through informal channels, a recent report from the Ministry of Agriculture revealed. That figure is significantly higher than the total amount of milled rice shipped abroad through ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50640842/ministry-reveals-informal-rice-export-figures/

Contract farming schemes rising: Ministry

The Ministry of Agriculture said the number of contract farming schemes is increasing remarkably, helping enhance productivity and market access for farmers. From January to August, a total of 91 contract farming schemes were inked in various sectors, including rice, sugarcane and livestock production, the ministry ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50639917/contract-farming-schemes-rising-ministry/

Savuth summoned over M’kiri ELCs

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/savuth-summoned-over-mondulkiri-elcs

Ministry moves forward to establish tree breeding centre

A plan to establish a $5.5 million luxury tree breeding centre was set in motion during a meeting between the Agriculture Ministry and China’s Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation yesterday. The plan was raised by Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon and Zhao Shucong, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50637749/ministry-moves-forward-to-establish-tree-breeding-centre-2/

NCDM: Deaths from natural disasters down 88% this year

Deaths due to natural disasters in the first eight months of the year were down 88 per cent on the same period last year, data from the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) obtained by The Post on Monday showed. Natural disasters killed 87 people ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-deaths-natural-disasters-down-88-year

Council of Ministers authorises courts to allow asset freezing of forestry criminals

The Council of Ministers has authorised the courts to allow the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes to freeze the assets of anyone involved in forestry crimes. ...

Soth Koemsoeun and Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/council-ministers-authorises-courts-allow-asset-freezing-forestry-criminals

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