Crops in Peril Amid Provinces’ Ongoing Drought

Rice growing provinces such as Battambang, Kandal and Takeo are suffering a drought as monsoon rains have not affected the areas. Harvests are expected to fail or fall short of expectations if rain does not fall on the farmland within the next few weeks. 2,000 to 3,000 hectares of rice paddies have been affected by the lack of rain according to the Department of Agriculture.