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Cashew sector pared down as farmers change crops

Cashew nut production in the Kingdom declined by more than 50 per cent in the three years leading up to last year, as farmers followed the market by switching to other crops, figures from the Ministry of Agriculture indicate. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cashew-sector-pared-down-farmers-change-crops

Hundreds of farmers join cassava contract farming scheme

Ten agricultural communities in three provinces will now produce organic cassava that will be sold at a higher value than the market price, giving hundreds of farmers a chance to earn a better living. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50517745/hundreds-of-farmers-join-cassava-contract-farming-scheme/

Experts push for agricultural insurance

Experts are pushing for agricultural insurance to be employed in the near future to help strengthen the agriculture sector, particularly the rice sector with its plummeting prices and limited access to foreign markets. Sok Puthyvuth, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), said on Friday that ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32993/experts-push-for-agricultural-insurance/

ADB to loan $55 million to Cambodia's rice sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $55 million to help transform the rice sector of Cambodia into a viable commercial industry as well as taking care of the land and water resources. ADB’s Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program―which will run ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZjI4NDZjMzFlMmE

Officials in ‘contract’ farms drive

Officials are seeking expert firms to implement projects on so-called contract farming and the enhancement of the involvement of farmers’ organisations in paddy collecting and processing, officials said. Contract farming is an agreement on agricultural production carried out between a farmer and buyers, which establishes conditions ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265766/Business/officials-in-contract-farms-drive.html

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