Future is bright for nation’s rice farmers

In the wake of concerns about the detrimental impact of the European Commission’s partial EBA withdrawal on Cambodia’s rice export industry, there is positive news. As the country’s most important crop, around 600,000 tonnes of jasmine and fragrant rice are exported every year, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation. Grade A fragrant rice fetches $900 – $950 per tonne and it’s estimated that around three million Cambodians rely on the grain for their livelihood. …

Sok Chan