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China's Aid to Cambodia Helps Cement Ties

When Asia-Pacific leaders gather this weekend in Southeast Asia—a bright spot in a sputtering global economy—their Cambodian hosts may extend a warm welcome to U.S. President Barack Obama, but they will view officials from Beijing as old friends. Mr. Obama’s visit to Cambodia—this year’s host for ...

Chun Han Wong
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578120582308358540.html

Rice mills need to show solidarity, minister says

At the Cambodian Rice Forum 2012, Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said that if the Kingdom wants to reach the government’s goal of exporting 1 million tons of rice annually by 2015, rice mills need to join forces and work closely together. Such an association [of rice ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Investment needed to reach rice goal: experts

More investment is needed as well as additional assistance for farmers if the government wants to meet its export goal of 1 million tons of rice a year by 2015, according to experts at a recent rice sector meeting in Phnom Penh. Participants said rice millers would need substantial access ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Investment Needed to Reach Rice Export Target

Cambodia exported just 78,000 tons of milled rice through the first eight months of 2012, and if the government is to reach its target of exporting 1 million tons each year by 2015 the agriculture sector needs more access to financing, participants at the Cambodian ...

Now available: certified chemical-free vegetables

In May, the first group of vegetable producers in Cambodia was certified on the basis of COrAA’s “Standards for Chemical-free Crop Production”. The 72 farmers, belonging to the Women Chemical-free vegetable-producing group of the Vegetable Supply Co-operative in Svay Rieng, have been producing healthy vegetables for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Special-Reports/certified-chemical-free-vegetables-hit-shelves.html

Forest on the auction block

Almost 30,000 hectares of a wildlife sanctuary in Oddar Meanchey, Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces have been reclassified as state private land for agricultural development, drawing sharp criticism from rights groups. Four sub-decrees signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on July 22 reclassify land ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080950943/National-news/forest-on-the-auction-block.html

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