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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. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700262/rice-farmers-struggle-during-drought-season

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. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-not-curbing-use-pesticides-study

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 ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/push-reduce-chemical-dependency

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.​ ...

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 ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/index.php

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