Agricultural fair and forum to promote local products, nationalism

In an effort to promote local agriculture and inspire a sense of nationalism among Cambodians, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries is set to host the “Khmer Agricultural Village” fair and the “Discuss the Taste of Khmer Agricultural Products” forum. ...

Hong Raksmey

PM announces $100 million from the government to boost Cambodia’s agricultural sector

Dr. Hun Manet, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, announced that the Royal Government has prepared a budget of $100 million to help improve the agricultural sector for farmers in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

More indebted farmers suffering from arrested tycoon’s alleged land fraud file complaints

Around 100 families from Kandal, Kampong Chhnang and Kampong Cham provinces filed complaints to the Phnom Penh municipal court on Wednesday against tycoon Hy Kimhong, who was arrested earlier this week in an alleged land fraud scheme. ...

Sovann Sreypich

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. ...

Ben Sokhean

$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. ...

Meas Molika

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. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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). ...

Khmer Times Staff

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. ...

Chea Vanyuth

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. ...

Tin Sokhavuth

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

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

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

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 ...

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