Home Farming, No Compensation to Blame for H5N1 Rate

Cambodia has been the country regionally worst affected by bird flu in humans this year—with 23 cases compared to just two in Vietnam and none in Thailand—largely due to the difference in poultry farming, an official with the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said ...

Denise Hruby

FAO Predicts Rice Crop to Match Last Year’s

The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that Cambodia’s rice crop this year will equal but not exceed last year’s record yield. In its July rice market monitor report, issued quarterly, the FAO said that weather conditions meant this year’s rice crop would not reach ...


GI benefits yet to be fully realised

While Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar carry the brand-building Geographical Indication (GI) status, newcomers seeking the same tag continue to wait for funding to get their products off the ground. In 2010, Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar were the first Cambodian goods ...


FAO sees slight decline in Cambodian rice harvest this year

Cambodia’s rice harvest is forecast to reach 9.1 million tonnes this year, down from an estimated 9.3 million tonnes last year but up from 8.8 million tonnes in 2011, the Food and Agricultural Organization said Thursday. The estimates were contained in the UN agency’s quarterly Crop ...


UN praises Cambodia 'success' in addressing child labor in fisheries

Two UN agencies praised Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration Thursday as an “example of success” for addressing child labour in fisheries. In a joint report, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Labour Organization recalled that the fisheries agency began raising awareness of ...


Govt and UN to save coasts

The Fisheries Administration and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Friday officially launched a program to protect Cambodia’s coastline from over-fishing, erosion and other damage to coastal environments and livelihoods. Since the beginning of the year, the program has been training local officials ...


Cambodia posts sharpest increase in rice output among major producers

Cambodia posted the sharpest increase in production among the world’s major rice producers between 2000 and 2010, the Food and Agricultural Organization said in a report released Wednesday. The 2013 edition of the UN agency’s Statistical Yearbook showed that Cambodia was the world’s 12th largest rice ...


Investor Decries Export Tax on Cambodian Seafood

A major Hong Kong investor in Cambodia has claimed that a government duty on seafood exports is stunting the country’s fish proc­essing industry. Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group began operating a shrimp-processing factory in Sihanoukville in 1994, and its plans in the country now include building a ...


Milled Rice Exports Rise in the First Four Months

Milled rice exports have seen dramatic growth this year as the sector begins to take advantage of duty-free exports to European countries, an official and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. Thon Virak, director of state-owned rice exporter Green Trade, said Tuesday that in ...


Cambodia begins first agricultural census

Cambodia’s first-ever agricultural census is under way, tasked with addressing the lack of reliable statistical information on one of  the Kingdom’s most crucial economic sectors. The census is being taken by the government with assistance from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in two ...


Hanging by a Thread

Cambodia’s tradition of silk production is one that dates back as far as the 13th century. A long-standing symbol of status for the rich and the country, ancient Angkorian silk producing Cambodia bore unique weaving and reeling techniques that have been passed down from generation ...


Farming implicated in climate change

Food production accounts for almost one third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to a study published last week by the agricultural research organisation CGIAR. Food systems, from growing crops and raising livestock to storage and transportation, contribute 19 to 29 per cent of global ...


Cambodia's Ancient Silk Industry Hangs by a Fine Thread

Welcome to Cambodia’s lone Silkworm Egg Production Center, and to the techniques that are being used to prevent and monitor diseases that are currently killing off more than 50 percent of all silkworm production in the country. Established by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ...


Rice Production Down Due to Limited Rainfall, Report Says

After rising significantly in recent years, Cambodia’s rice production will fall this year because of a shortage of rain, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a new report. In its second quarter Rice Market Monitor report for 2012 published on Monday, the FAO ...

Property rights threatened, NGOs claim

A draft agricultural land law threatens to eliminate property rights and effectively remove all limitations on the size of economic land concessions, a coalition of civil society groups said in a statement released. The draft of The Law on the Management and Use of Agricultural Land, ...

David Boyle and May Titthara, P. 1

Outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease decrease, but are still painful for Cambodian farmers

The number of cases of foot-and-mouth disease dropped significantly in first six months of 2012 compared with the three previous years, according to new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). However, the report’s authors say the disease is still a problem for Cambodian farmers, especially owners of small farms, and can severely ...


Partners Help Urban Food Security Project In Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH: Fisheries Administration and FAO launch the Inception Workshop on Micro and Small Enterprise Development to Achieve Food Security, Food Safety and Self Reliance for Urban Poor in Phnom Penh, citing that it will help local community. At the workshop, H.E. Kao Sochivy, deputy director general of fisheries department said: “urban food security project ...




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