Push to develop climate-resilient agriculture
About 400 farmers and other agriculture stakeholders gathered in Siem Reap on Friday for the third Cambodian Sustainable Agricultural Summit, where they called for urgent measures to be put in place to bolster climate-resilient agricultural development. ...
Project launched to include at-risk farmers in social security scheme
A multi-party MoU has been signed to explore ways to extend Cambodia’s social security scheme to farmers who are at high risk from the vulnerabilities of climate change ...
Cambodia produced more than 11 million tonnes of rice last year
Farmers around the country saw success in the cultivation of rice last year despite hard weather conditions bringing an extended rainy season and achieved 110.40 percent of the planned rice cultivation for 2022. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Plans to boost agricultural exports and increase rice prices in 2023
The Ministry of Agriculture’s strategy to boost exports, particularly farmers’ rice costs, will be strengthened in 2023. ...
Experts urge agriculture investments as farmers face low rice prices
Ruon Thol plans to harvest his rice crop early next month. The farmer spent more than 6 million riel (about $1,500) this wet season to cultivate his four hectares of farmland in Battambang province’s Banan district. ...
Local rice seed production plans discussed
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries has met with key stakeholders to establish local rice seed production to help farmers. ...
PM Hun Sen calls for establishment of local rice seed production bases
Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has urged for the creation of local rice seed production bases to distribute to farmers who lack rice seeds without transporting from other areas. ...
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Villagers from six provinces stage protest over land disputes
Hundreds of villagers from six provinces yesterday rallied in front of the Land Management Ministry to seek help in resolving long-standing land disputes affecting them. ...
Keep up reforms, farm officials told
Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has urged his officials to carry out reforms to respond to the needs of national economic development, improve living standards and reduce poverty. ...
Initiative Encourages Private Rural Investment
Representatives from more than 90 Cambodian businesses gathered yesterday at the Council of Ministers building in Phnom Penh to hear about a new initiative that aims to encourage private sector investment in agriculture. The $55.6 million project is an extension of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) ...
MFI loans, deposits continue to increase
Both outstanding loans and savings deposits in 35 microfinance institutions (MFIs) continued to grow from January through to June this year, according to the latest report from the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA). By the end of the first half of this year, total loans from MFIs ...
Swine imports spell the end of good fortune for farmers
Three years ago, the high prices for pig livestock inspired Chhoeurng Sarun and many other villagers in Svay Rieng province, near the Vietnam border, to go into small-scale farming. Imports coming over from the Vietnamese and Thai borders flooded the market, and prices fell. Srun ...
Kampot pepper demand dips
Sales of Cambodia’s World Trade Organization-certified pepper from Kampot province fell to 21 tonnes at the end of this year’s harvest season, a slight decline from 22 tonnes after the end of last year’s season. Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said fast-changing ...
Rice husk to power agriculture
Cambodia-based SOMA Energy will construct two bio-mass power-generating plants that convert rice husks into electricity to supply Cambodian farmers working in the provinces. SOMA energy, a subsidiary of SOMA group, has invested nearly $3 million in the construction of the plants, one of which is located ...
Pailin gets $4m feed processing warehouse
Chea Kea, owner of the Daimond Crown casino on the border with Thailand in Pailin province, is investing in a $4 million feed processing warehouse that will also be used to store commodities and house farm animals. Construction on the warehouse, which is expected to ...
Cambodian Agricultural Research Center Honored
The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture has been recognized for its contributions to Cambodians by the a group of experts at Food Tank. The US-based think tank said the center, known in Cambodia as Cedac, was responsible for higher yields in Cambodian agriculture ...
Cassava farmers rely on Thai seed imports
Cassava farmers in Banteay Meanchey province had to import seeds from Thailand this season in response to rapidly-changing weather conditions that interfered with seed growth. Te Haing, a cassava farmer in Banteay Meanchey who planted more than 1,000 hectares this season, told the Post yesterday that ...
Farmers Petition to Change Agricultural Draft Law
About 200 farmers protested in front of the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday and submitted a petition requesting changes to a draft law on the management of agricultural land, which rights groups have said could effectively legalize land grabs from poor farmers. The government says the ...
CEDAC Introduces Guidlines
The Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) yesterday introduced techniques to prepare a good rice harvest for farmers ahead of the rainy season, CEDAC announced. Yang Saing Koma, president of CEDAC, said farmers could improve their harvests if they follow the seven steps. ...
Agriculture needs more loans, irrigation systems, experts say
Accessing low-interest loans for rice cultivation is a challenge because the industry in Cambodia is dependant upon rainfall and not irrigation and is thus more risky, experts said last week. In a meeting on the private sector development in the rice sector, Lim Heng, vice president ...