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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. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/experts-urge-agriculture-investments-as-farmers-face-low-rice-prices/

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. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-rice-seed-production-aid-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. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501174433/pm-hun-sen-calls-for-establishment-of-local-rice-seed-production-bases/

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. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675522/villagers-from-six-provinces-stage-protest-over-land-disputes

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. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50499422/keep-up-reforms-farm-officials-told/

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfi-loans-deposits-continue-increase

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-demand-dips

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husk-power-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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061766299/Business/cassava-farmers-rely-on-thai-seed-imports.html

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. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053065930/Business/cedac-introduces-guidlines.html

PM Defends Interest Rates

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lashed out at the opposition party’s concerns over the interest rates charged by commercial banks to farmers. SRP lawmaker Yim Sovann said commercial banks in Cambodia charge customers very high interest rates, and said it is much higher than in other ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051665645/Business/pm-defends-interest-rates.html

Farmers of crocodile say no to skin exports

Cambodian crocodile farmers prefer selling young live crocodiles directly rather than raising crocodiles and selling their skins for export as they believe there is no market, despite officials encouraging crocodile farming for skin exports. Heng Chheng, a crocodile farmer from Battambang, has raised crocodiles since 1984. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030761796/Business/farmers-of-crocodile-say-no-to-skin-exports.html

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