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Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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

Ministry official questioned over suspected illegal ELCs

A Mondulkiri provincial prosecutor questioned Lor Raksmey, an under-secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries on Wednesday over his alleged involvement in illegally granting economic land concessions (ELCs) covering 9,741ha to a private company. Provincial court spokesman Meas Bros told The ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-questioned-over-suspected-illegal-elcs

Ministry releases crops report

A ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said the Kingdom cultivated over 2.3 million hectares of rice during this year’s rainy season, but Minister Veng Sakhon expressed concern over the abnormal weather. The ministry’s report on crop cultivation and agricultural exports was posted on ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-releases-crops-report

Hun Sen orders block on all illegal importation of pork

Ministries, relevant institutions, National and Military Police, the Phnom Penh Municipality and provincial halls nationwide are to work with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to halt the illegal import of pigs and pork products, he said. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-orders-block-all-illegal-importation-pork

Farmers called on to up organic vegetable yields

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the private sector has called on farmers to increase organic vegetable yields to meet demand from Phnom Penh’s supermarkets and restaurants. The push was made during a visit last week by Gilbert F Houngbo, International Fund for ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/farmers-called-organic-vegetable-yields

Ministry calls on public participation in ASF prevention

The Agriculture Minister has called on the public, most importantly farmers, to provide information on cases of African Swine Fever to prevent the virus from spreading any further while pigs continue to die in Kandal province’s Sa’ang district. According to an announcement by the ministry issued ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50628127/ministry-calls-on-public-participation-in-asf-prevention/

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