Agricultural production

Small and medium scale farming

Pailin province to buy crops from local farms

Pailin provincial governor Ban Sreymom has unveiled a new initiative to purchase agricultural products from smallholding farmers, with the aim of boosting local produce and promoting organic farming. ...

Van Socheata

Cattle for agricultural production only 0.84% for farming practices

Farmers depending on cattle such as cows or buffaloes in Cambodia accounts for only 0.84% of farming practices, while the rest, are using machinery. ...

Sar Socheath

Bank backs eco-friendly farming

Ibis Rice Conservation Co Ltd (IBIS Rice) has signed a financing agreement with South Korean-owned Phnom Penh Commercial Bank Plc (PPCBank) to support 1,500 smallholder farmers to grow organic wildlife-friendly jasmine rice, which will help protect endangered species while also earning a premium price for ...

Soth Koemsoeun

A dozen Kratie farms demolished

Authorities in Kratie province yesterday demolished a dozen family farms deemed illegal in Snuol district’s Khsoem commune. A villager who requested anonymity said that the demolition was conducted by provincial and district authorities along with police and military police officers. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Project aids uptick in family chicken farming

Family-based chicken farming is on the rise in Cambodia, thanks in part to a $1.35 million project funded by the EU, said an NGO, People in Need Cambodia (Pin). Pin said over the past two years, Cambodian families have raised nearly 90 per cent more ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Agriculture players discuss insurance

Officials in the agriculture sector yesterday called on relevant stakeholders to scale up initiatives for crop insurance schemes to help Cambodian farmers mitigate the risks of having their fields destroyed by flooding and drought. ...

Hor Kimsay

Small-scale farmers to get help

Amru Rice yesterday announced it would join hands with the SNV Organization to start a Warehouse Receipt System to help small-scale farmers.​ ...

Sum Manet

Ministry to begin $20M plan for domestic vegetables

Implementation of a previously announced three-year $20 million programme to increase local vegetable and fragrant rice production will begin next month to help boost domestic supply and reduce imports, an agriculture official said yesterday. To date, 2,060 farmers and 260 rice cooperatives have been recruited ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Farmers claim farmland neglected

More than 500 villagers in Svay Rieng province are demanding access to local farmland following years of inactivity by a company given favourable conditions to develop it.   ...

Sen David

Struggling to compete, pig farmers request Government to curb imports

Agribusiness tycoon Mong Reththy met with the agriculture minister on Tuesday to seek help for pig farmers who complain they are struggling to compete with cheaper imports from Vietnam and Thailand. ...

Buth Kimsay

Thais to tackle farm barriers

The Thai Commerce Ministry is looking into existing trade and investment barriers for its “innovative farm products” with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, with the long-term goal of removing them, according to the Bangkok Post.   ...

Sum Manet

Smallholder farmers to face land shortage, study finds

Smallholder farmers have a crucial role to play in tempering the growing pains of Cambodia’s transition to an industrialised economy, but unless something is done, they will face a land shortage in the coming years, according to the authors of a new report. They will ...

Jack Davies

NZ help for high value veggies

Cambodia has received technical help to develop high-value vegetable crops through assistance provided by the New Zealand-based Plant and Food Research Institute. The research institute recently was awarded a $7 million grant from the New Zealand government to work with small-scale farmers in Cambodia in ...

Sok Chan

FAO addresses rural poverty

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), met yesterday to discuss strategies to address the vulnerabilities facing Cambodia’s small-scale farmers and landless poor. ...

Safiya Charles

Old habits put crops at risk: study

A new academic report has urged farmers in the northwest of the Kingdom to change their planting ways if they want to mitigate the detrimental impacts of climate change on their crops. ...

Erin Handley

Farmers in northwest struggle as cassava prices remain low

Yon Kob’s cassava fields in Sala Krao district have usually been harvested by now, but this year the thicket of thin, knobby cassava plants is still standing. Mr. Kob has delayed his harvest in the hope that the price of the tuber would rise, but ...

Jonathan Cox

Farmers air their agriculture concerns

A lack of irrigation, rising costs of production and finding new markets to sell their produce are problems that plague Cambodian farmers, attendees at the annual National Farmers Forum were told yesterday. Organised by the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development at the Council of Ministers ...

Chan Muyhong

Nest farmers hatch ambitious China export plan

Standing inside her shop behind a heavy glass door secured with an electronic lock, it would be easy to mistake Nguon Chorda for a jewelry boutique owner, not the manager of a store that sells dried bird saliva. Mr. Sothy said once the CBNF gets ...

Hul Reaksmey and Chris Mueller

Python skin origins unclear

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Monday warned that allegedly farmed python skins originating from Cambodia could in fact have been harvested in the wild, and called for surveys to determine the scale and impact of possible python hunting in the ...

Stuart White

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