Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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/

Agriculture and health key for Aussie development

Australia is continuing to invest in its flagship agricultural and health development programmes because the two sectors have become vitally important for Cambodia’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755052/agriculture-and-health-key-for-aussie-development/

Contract farming gives hope to agriculture cooperatives

Amru Rice (Cambodia), and 22 agriculture cooperatives (ACs) from three provinces signed contract farming deals to supply and produce fragrant paddy on sustainable rice platform for the 2020 cultivation season. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755135/contract-farming-gives-hope-to-agriculture-cooperatives/

The fight against devastating climate change on farming

The effects of climate change have had a devastating effect on the Cambodian economy, especially the agriculture sector, costing the country millions of dollars in losses. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754874/the-fight-against-devastating-climate-change-on-farming/

Kampong Thom gets new cashew plant

Top Planning Japan Co Ltd is working with a local cashew nut processing business owner to set up a plant in Kampong Thom province’s southwestern Kampong Svay district in a bid to champion Cambodian finished products. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampong-thom-gets-new-cashew-plant

Rain restores 60,000 hectares of paddy across Banteay Meanchey

More than 60,000 hectares of rice paddy in Banteay Meanchey has been restored after large rainfalls were recorded across the country over the last three days, according to the province’s director of agriculture. ...

Sok Chan and Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753735/rain-restores-60000-hectares-of-paddy-across-banteay-meanchey/

Agriculture share of Kingdom’s GDP on track to hit 32 per cent

The agricultural industry is on track to account for 32 per cent of Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of the year as more of the Kingdom’s workforce moves into the sector, Royal Academy of Cambodia economics researcher Ky Sereyvath has said. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agriculture-share-kingdoms-gdp-track-hit-32-cent

Inter-Ministries Boost Local Animal Feed Industry

Inter-ministries have started to boost the local animal feed industry to supply domestic demand, and thus to make the country self-reliant on animal feed.​ ...

Chea Vannak/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751600/inter-ministries-boost-local-animal-feed-industry/

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. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/red-corn-prices-tumble-growers-switch-cassava

SEARCA launches agricultural innovation plan

A regional centre of an inter-government treaty organisation focusing on agricultural research and education kicked off the implementation of its 11th five-year plan to push agricultural innovation in Southeast Asia, including Cambodia. ...

Nika/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50749262/searca-launches-agricultural-innovation-plan/

Yellow bananas blossoming with Chinese investment

China has given the green light for five new companies to invest in Cambodia’s yellow banana plantations. Industry insiders said they are optimistic that yellow banana exports to that country will double in 2020. The approval of the five companies brings the total number of ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/yellow-bananas-blossoming-chinese-investment

Growing the farming industry

The government has taken the opportunity of the COVID-19 crisis to develop agriculture, while the garment and tourism industries, which are the Kingdom’s economic pillars have been hit hard by the pandemic. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748314/growing-the-farming-industry/

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