Contract farming gives hope to agriculture cooperatives

Amru Rice (Cambodia), and 22 agriculture cooperatives (ACs) from three provinces signed contract farming deals to supply and produce fragrant paddy on sustainable rice platform for the 2020 cultivation season. ... ...

Sok Chan

‘Focusing on fragrant rice will help meet export target to Indonesia’

Cambodia can meet its 100,000 tonne annual export target to Indonesia if more focus is placed on fragrant rice, exporters have said. In 2012, Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to export 100,000 tonnes of rice to Indonesia annually, but the target was never ...

Hin Pisei

Cambodia seeks to export rice to Africa through Korean firms

Cambodia plans to export rice to African markets through South Korean companies, as its EU market share showed signs of drop in the first half of this year. In addition to the Chinese market, the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) expects exports to Africa to help ...

Thou Vireak

Cambodia’s rice exports to China exceed those to EU

Cambodia exported more rice to China than the EU for the first time during the first half of this year, a report from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality said. The report shows that the Kingdom’s rice exports during the first ...

Hin Pisei

Rice industry insiders optimistic

With more plans for rice storage and silos in Cambodia, industry insiders have expressed their optimism that a lack of facilities will not pose a challenge for the Kingdom’s rice market this year. Cambodian Rice Federation vice-president Norng Veasna said thanks to efforts from the ...

Hin Pisei

Tariff-free through EU loophole?

Cambodians may be able to market rice in the EU tariff-free if they sell the semi-processed grain to European millers instead of finished products to end consumers, as the former is still subject to a zero tax rate, said an exporter. ... ...

Hor Kimsay

Blockchain tech to link up local farmers and foreign buyers

Oxfam Cambodia and Amru Rice will launch next month a pilot programme based on blockchain and smart contract technology to improve living standards for local farmers. The project, called BlocRice, is powered by cutting-edge technologies and aims to improve farmers’ livelihoods by increasing the transparency and ...

Sok Chan

Local officials given power to issue ag origin certificates

In a bid to decentralise the certificates of origin (COs) process to help promote international exports and ease cross-border trade, the Ministry of Commerce launched a pilot project yesterday that allows officials in the provinces of Battambang and Pailin to directly issue certification. ... ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Handbook to boost contract farming

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently released a handbook on contract farming to promote agricultural leasing arrangements among farmers and buyers in the hope it will aid sustainable development of the sector. ... ...

Chea Vannak

Farm cooperative venture in pipeline

A Cambodian agriculture cooperative corporation is being planned to help promote agriculture processes involving the private sector and individual producers. ... ...

Chea Vannak

Rice export firms get go ahead

Eighteen local rice export companies are now eligible to carry out milled rice exports to China starting from next month, according to an announcement released on Monday by the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). The announcement added that the CRF and the Green Trade Company – under ...

Sok Chan

Rice export container fees set

Reduced fees for the loading of containers of milled rice for export, fixed for the next two years, came into effect on Tuesday as part of government efforts to boost the rice sector’s global competitiveness. According to a letter signed by Economy Minister Aun Pornmoniroth, dated ...

May Kunmakara

Gov’t acts on plastic rice

In response to persistent rumors of rice in Cambodia being adulterated with rice-like plastic pellets, the government announced yesterday that it would boost testing of rice across the country, and threatened to take legal action against any unsubstantiated claims. ... ...

Sok Chan

One-stop commodity distribution center

Cambodia is seeking a loan from China to set up a common commodity distribution hub for exporters and importers to reduce production and logistics costs and raise the competitiveness of manufactured and agricultural products in the region. ... ...

Sok Chan

Rice exporters face greater scrutiny from China

China has set a yearend deadline for Cambodia to submit a list of all Cambodian rice exporters so that Chinese inspectors can evaluate whether they can fully meet food safety laws in a market Cambodian exporters are hoping to increase exports to, according to an ...

Sok Chan

Cambodia to bid for Iraqi rice supply

A Cambodian rice exporter is expected to take part in an Iraqi bid for 30,000 tons of milled rice late this month, a company's representative said Wednesday. ... ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

US turns to Cambodia rice market

Cambodia's rice exporters are eager to sell more of their goods in the United States and tap into the world’s largest economy. Speaking at the International Export Market Research for Cambodian Rice seminar in Phnom Penh yesterday, Song Saran, CEO of Amru Rice Cambodia, one of ...

Hor Kimsay

Exports of rice to fall short of 2013 goal

Cambodia's rice exports roughly doubled in the first nine months of this year compared with the same period in 2012, according to government data released yesterday. But the figures aren’t big enough to meet official goals for 2013. The numbers show that exports of fragrant rice ...

Hor Kimsay

Rice exports already surpass last year’s total

Cambodia exported about 31,000 tonnes of rice in July, a 40 per cent seasonal increase from the average of 22,000 tonnes for first five months of this year. Official data show that Cambodia exported 207,000 tonnes from January through July, an amount surpassing the 205,000 tonnes ...

Thai rice cuts pose problems

Thailand’s recent announcement of a 20 per cent price cut within the government rice-pledging scheme will have little impact for Cambodian exports, but farmers may feel the effects, say industry insiders. In an article published in the Bangkok Post on June 19, Thailand’s cabinet had agreed ...

Agricultural brokerage firm begins operations

Chief Cambodia Holding, a Hong Kong-based brokerage firm, started its operations in Phnom Penh yesterday. The company aims to strengthen Cambodian agricultural products, a company official said. The company reserved $100 million investment capital to connect domestic agricultural producers to the market, Director of Chief Cambodia ...

Blackouts leading to reduced production

Frequent power outages in Phnom Penh, a result of a shortage of supply and overuse by consumers, is harming the competitiveness of Cambodian products, industry insiders said yesterday. In addition to the challenges of expensive electricity prices, an ongoing issue for production costs, unreliable supply during ...

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