GCF $43m aid Gfor six-year project
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a $43 million project to enhance the adaptive capacity of smallholder farmers, local communities and other value chain actors of the Northern Tonle Sap Basin to cope with the increasing threats of climate change in the Kingdom. ...
$10m fund to buy rice from struggling farmers
The Ministry of Economy and Finance has pledged to provide another $10 million in addition to a $83 million fund to purchase rice from farmers at a reasonable cost amid low prices to avoid selling to crooked dealers. ...
Cambodia, FAO say innovation key to food security, rising income
Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Wednesday that agricultural innovations hold key to sustainable production intensification and increasing farmers’ income. ...
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NZ-funded climate-smart farming programme ‘pays off for subsistence farmers in Cambodians’
An international development program, funded by the New Zealand government, that powers subsistence farmers in Cambodia to build resilience to climate change and lift themselves out of poverty, has shown remarkable success, according to the American NGO that implements it, International Development Enterprises (iDE). ...
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Ministry of Agriculture offers hotline for farmers needing assistance
The Ministry of Agriculture has published a list of phone contacts that include officials tasked to answer questions from farmers to help with their agricultural work. ...
ADB’s strategies for developing Cambodia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Cambodia affirmed that its development strategy is in line with that of the Cambodian government. ...
Rice farmers struggle during drought season
For more than four months, people living in some rural areas in the provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortages. Canals, streams and ponds have dried due to high temperatures during this year’s dry season. ...
Don’t fear climate change, farmers told
Farmers are being encouraged to embrace new techniques in the face of the damaging effects of climate change. ...
Education not curbing use of pesticides: study
Cambodian farmers are mixing pesticides to increase their potency in ways that are known to be hazardous, but increased knowledge of the hazards presented by pesticides does not appear to curb their use, a new study shows. ...
Push to reduce chemical dependency
The Ministry of Agriculture is working to develop a procedural framework for the trade and use of biological control agents (BCAs) in agriculture in an effort to improve crop yields, protect consumer health and ensure continued access to key export markets. Regulation could also create ...
New fertiliser venture aims to satisfy growing demand
Fertiliser manufacturer Nangoku Agriculture Development, a Japanese-Cambodian joint venture, launched operations yesterday with the aim of supplying locally manufactured fertilisers to Cambodian farmers at affordable prices. ...
Cassava exports to China up, but production lags
Chinese-owned Avic International plans to export 8,000 tonnes of dried cassava from Cambodia to the Chinese market this year. According to Chan Saron, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, there are currently 31 companies listed as exporting cassava to China from Cambodia, but only 17 ...
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 ...
Outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease decrease, but are still painful for Cambodian farmers
The number of cases of foot-and-mouth disease dropped significantly in first six months of 2012 compared with the three previous years, according to new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). However, the report’s authors say the disease is still a problem for Cambodian farmers, especially owners of small farms, and can severely ...
Rice exports face challenges from foreigners in Cambodia
Vietnamese rice exporters will face tough competition from foreign countries looking to exploit advantages that Cambodia presents as a beneficiary of the the EBA (Everything But Arms) initiative, says an Econet report. Under the EBA, Cambodia, as a least-developed-country, enjoys zero tariffs and no quotas ...