Farmers’ help group pledges to raise its voice in the sector

It’s 23 years since the Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) was founded. It now stands as the pre-eminent Cambodian organisation in the fields of agricultural and rural development and is especially recognised for its farmer-led extension services, agricultural innovation training, support ...

Sorn Sarath

Government urged to move fast on draft organic food law

The private sector has called on the government to speed up enacting the organic food law, which is currently languishing in the draft stage. Having the law, it said, will provide product recognition. Ten Ra, the technical adviser on trade facilitation and standards for German ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Interest in going organic grows with local farmers

The Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (Cedac), an organisation that supports local farming families and agricultural development projects, has seen strong interest in organic farming and expects to double the number of certified organic farmers and area under cultivation within a year. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Up to $85M earmarked to develop agro sectors

Representatives of Cambodia’s rice sector and the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) met yesterday with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to discuss the implementation of a five-year program to promote the Kingdom’s agricultural products. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

CARDI raises climate change concerns in report

A report from the Cambodia Agriculture Research and Development Institute (CARDI), a semi-autonomous organisation, showed that 83 per cent of farmers surveyed in Kampong Speu, Kampot and Kampong Cham provinces had noticed the effects of climate change. ...

Kali Kotoski and Sorn Sarath

Cambodian farmers prosper by going organic

Depending on the season, organic vegetable farmer Sem Chantha could be growing spinach, cauliflower, lettuce or collard greens on her six-hectare plot of land in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) supports Cambodian farmers with training and ...

Daniel De Carteret, Chan Muyhong

Organic rice exports rise in first half

Responding to growing demand in US and EU markets, organic rice exports have surged, reaching 200 tonnes in the first six months of this year, compared with 100 tonnes for all of last year. Exports of organic rice are meagre compared with other varieties, such ...

Rann Reuy

Slight fall in food price index

Global food prices fell 1 per cent or two points in the October 2012 Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Food Price Index released on October 7, 2012. The index averaged 213 points, compared to September’s revised level of 215 points. According to the FAO, the decrease ...

Improve yields while the sun shines: NGO

This year’s dry spell could be an opportunity rather than a disaster for farmers, Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) officials said yesterday. Although drought has destroyed several thousand hectares of crops in the past two months, Cambodia’s largest agricultural NGO is encouraging farmers to ...

CEDAC plus honey makes for a sweet deal

Honey collectors from four provinces in Cambodia signed an agreement with the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) in order to bring more honey to the capital. CEDAC has encouraged farmers from four provinces – Preah Vihear, Kratie, Koh Kong and Mondulkiri – ...

Cedac Encourages Using Frogs As an Alternative to Pesticides

Cambodian farmers often turn to pesticides when trying to stop insects from destroying crops, but the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (Cedac) has come up with a better idea: frogs. “Frogs are important to protect rice plants from damage by insects, especially during ...

Cedac to Export Rice to Germany Next Month

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (Cedac) said yesterday it would begin exporting organic rice to Europe in June for the first time as part of a one-year agreement with a German-based equitable trade organization. “We’re looking to break more into the international ...

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