RDB set to distribute $50M to rice millers to sustain paddy market

The state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has announced that it will distribute $50 million in loans to private rice millers to sustain the paddy market for farmers. The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said the funds will be used to purchase nearly 300,000 tonnes of paddy ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rdb-set-distribute-50m-rice-millers-sustain-paddy-market

China a market for fragrant rice

Cambodia is campaigning to boost its luxury fragrant rice exports to China, the world’s largest market, said Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) vice-president Chan Sokheang on Thursday. Sokheang told The Post on Thursday that the CRF plans to achieve the quota that China provided Cambodia – ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-market-fragrant-rice

Kingdom will export one million tonnes of rice by 2022, says CRF

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has committed to raising the Kingdom’s rice exports to one million tonnes by 2022, its president Song Saran said on Wednesday. The comment was made at the Strategic Plan 2020-2023 Consultation Workshop, which was attended by CRF members, ministry representatives, ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-will-export-one-million-tonnes-rice-2022-says-crf

Kingdom’s rice exports rise 2%

Cambodian rice exports in the first nine months of the year rose two per cent year-on-year, led by the Chinese market, a Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) report said. Rice exports to China increased more than 44 per cent, the report said, while exports to the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-rice-exports-rise-2

RDB opens new round of ‘emergency’ loans

With the rice harvest season beginning soon, state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) has started disbursing loans to local rice millers under its emergency fund, according to a high-ranking official.​ ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643674/rdb-opens-new-round-of-emergency-loans/

Officials: Week without rain will damage paddy fields

Siem Reap and Battambang provincial officials have expressed concerns that another week without rainfall will damage more than 65,000ha of paddy fields. Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture director Tea Kimsoth told The Post on Tuesday that 4,800ha of paddy fields in Srei Snam, Kralanh ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-week-without-rain-will-damage-paddy-fields

‘Focusing on fragrant rice will help meet export target to Indonesia’

Cambodia can meet its 100,000 tonne annual export target to Indonesia if more focus is placed on fragrant rice, exporters have said. In 2012, Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to export 100,000 tonnes of rice to Indonesia annually, but the target was never ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/focusing-fragrant-rice-will-help-meet-export-target-indonesia

Cambodia seeks to export rice to Africa through Korean firms

Cambodia plans to export rice to African markets through South Korean companies, as its EU market share showed signs of drop in the first half of this year. In addition to the Chinese market, the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) expects exports to Africa to help ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-seeks-export-rice-africa-through-korean-firms

Cambodia's EU rice exports fall sharply after tariffs; China sales up

Cambodia’s rice exports to the European Union fell sharply in the first half of the year following the imposition of tariffs, official data showed on Monday, but the loss was offset by increased sales to China. The EU in January imposed tariffs for three years ...

Reuters
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1708879/cambodias-eu-rice-exports-fall-sharply-after-tariffs-china-sales-up

Cambodia’s rice exports to China exceed those to EU

Cambodia exported more rice to China than the EU for the first time during the first half of this year, a report from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality said. The report shows that the Kingdom’s rice exports during the first ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodias-rice-exports-china-exceed-those-eu

Paddy fields in Battambang rescued from drought

Officials said that the nearly 20,000ha of paddy fields in Battambang’s Sangke district that faced drought have been rescued, with parts of the province receiving some rain recently. Chhim Vichara, the director of the provincial agricultural department, said on Tuesday that although some 18,000ha of ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/paddy-fields-battambang-rescued-drought

Kingdom, China ink contract for rice storage facilities, drying silos

Cambodia signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract on the “Promotion of Paddy Production and Rice Exports Project” with Chinese state-owned company CITIC Construction Co Ltd to build rice storage facilities and drying silos in strategic locations in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Economy and ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-china-ink-contract-rice-storage-facilities-drying-silos

Rice project benefits over 1K families

More than 1,000 families living inside and near wildlife sanctuaries in the Kingdom’s northern provinces have seen their livelihood significantly boosted thanks to an NGO-initiated project. And most of the families have become role models for farmers and natural resource conservationists due to the efforts ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rice-project-benefits-over-1k-families

Rice industry insiders optimistic

With more plans for rice storage and silos in Cambodia, industry insiders have expressed their optimism that a lack of facilities will not pose a challenge for the Kingdom’s rice market this year. Cambodian Rice Federation vice-president Norng Veasna said thanks to efforts from the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-industry-insiders-optimistic

PM seeks overseas markets for Kingdom’s agricultural products

Speaking at the closing ceremony of 2018-2019 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Annual Result Review Meeting, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia’s agricultural sector is showing progress, with it producing nearly six million tonnes of paddy, which can be processed into four million tonnes of milled ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pm-seeks-overseas-markets-kingdoms-agricultural-products

Rice exports down 5%

Rice exports last month were five per cent lower than in January last year, after a full year of decline in 2018. However, a sector insider said it is not a major concern because it is only the beginning of 2019. A report from the ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-exports-down-5

Calls for sustainable rice in the face of global warming

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) has called for private-public partnerships to secure a sustainable global rice supply while the sector is being increasingly impacted by climate change. At the 8th Annual Plenary and General Assembly of the SRP held in Siem Reap this week, 150 ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-federation-argue-against-european-tariffs-cambodian-exports

China increases rice import quota

Four days after the EU imposed tariffs on rice imported from Cambodia, China agreed on Monday to increase its import quota for Cambodian rice to 400,000 tonnes this year from the previous 300,000 tonnes. If Cambodia can supply the quantity under the new Chinese quota, ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-increases-rice-import-quota

Tariff-free through EU loophole?

Cambodians may be able to market rice in the EU tariff-free if they sell the semi-processed grain to European millers instead of finished products to end consumers, as the former is still subject to a zero tax rate, said an exporter. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tariff-free-through-eu-loophole

Cambodian rice to lose EU duty-free status

The Cambodian rice sector is set to lose its duty-free export status to the EU today – its major rice market – after the European bloc decided to impose tariffs on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar to curb a surge in such imports. ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rice-lose-eu-duty-free-status

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