Pig imports fall to 15 percent of demand as more turn to farming
Cambodia is importing less pork as local farmers breed more pigs in order to take advantage of stable and higher prices for the commodity. ...
Pig sale from ASF areas allowed
As African Swine Fever (ASF) ravages five Cambodian provinces, causing more than $600,000 in losses to local farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Saturday it will now allow the sale of disease-free pigs from afflicted areas. A total of 3,211 pigs ...
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‘Cartel’ let off hook by ministry
The Agriculture Ministry last week accused slaughterhouses across Cambodia of conspiring to form a cartel and engaging in price fixing while local authorities turned a blind eye, but has since said it has no plans to punish or even name the alleged perpetrators. ...
Government acts to end monopolies in abattoir business
In a bid to increase fair competition in the abattoir business, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a new directive last week that eradicates exclusive rights to operate abattoirs in Cambodia. ...
Agriculture Ministry to request lower electricity costs for farmers
Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said he would ask Prime Minister Hun Sen to take action to help farmers compete against neighbouring countries, including further measures to address high electricity costs, as the sector mapped out its challenges for the year at a ministry-led forum in ...
Illegal imports hogging local market for pigs, say farmers
Cambodian pig farmers are facing a mounting crisis as the price of pigs has continued to plummet, with many blaming local officials for allowing Vietnam to illegally import pigs across the border, representatives from a farmers association said at a press conference yesterday. ...