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The Kingdom's stubborn problem with food security

While Cambodia has made remarkable gains economically over the past decade and more-the Kingdom’s poverty level fell from 47 percent in 1994 to 25 percent this year-there are still some stubborn areas of underperformance. One is the issue of food security. While in recent years, the country has largely been able to produce ...

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

MSG is increasingly being packaged in the Kingdom for domestic palates

Imports of packaged monosodium glutamate (MSG) decreased noticeably in the first four months of this year, not because Cambodians are turning away from the popular flavor enhancer, but because a local packaging factory is increasingly meeting domestic demand. Figures from the customs department of the Ministry of Economy and Finance revealed that from January ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=494

Food Imports See Big Jump

CAMBODIA’S total food and beverage imports jumped 28 percent year-on-year through June to US$74 million, as domestic demand continued to outpace the Kingdom’s production capacity. The demand comes as Cambodia’s economy regains momentum following the global financial crisis, said officials at the Ministry of Commerce, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082351201/Business/food-imports-see-big-jump.html

Pig production priority

Thailand’s reported move to ban exports of live pigs highlights the need to develop a larger Cambodian pig industry,  insiders say. The Bangkok Post reported yesterday that Thailand’s Acting Commerce Minister Porntiva Nakasai had banned the exports in order to bring down its own prices, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070150113/Business/pig-production-priority.html

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