$3m project aims to elevate Mondulkiri farmers’ livelihoods
A $3 million project is being rolled out in Mondulkiri with the aim of improving income, food security and nutrition of more than 1,200 smallholder farmers ...
Minister calling on farmers to get back to fields after Covid
At a meeting with 1,400 people in attendance in Ro-ang commune of Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district on April 30, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon advised them to work on recovering their family’s economic prospects by resuming all types of agriculture ...
Innovation in Agriculture Critical to Food Security
Promoting innovation in agriculture will benefit Cambodia’s sustainable production and ensure food security, experts say. ...
Sao Phal Niseiy
PM urges int’l push for sustainable food systems
Cambodia is committed to work hand in hand with other countries to strengthen its food systems, especially as the Kingdom assumes the ASEAN chairmanship in 2022, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen. ...
Kingdom works to eliminate hunger by 2030
All government authorities must work together to eliminate hunger by 2030 to ensure food security, food consumption and food stability, said Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon. ...
Cambodia unveils four-pronged intervention towards 2030 food systems vision
Cambodia has outlined four main priority areas of intervention to realise its 2030 Food Systems vision, which centres on achieving food security and nutrition for all, and encouraging a healthy balance between socio-economic and environmental sustainability. ...
United States set to fund aquaculture development
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to fund a major aquaculture development project as part of the US government international food security support programme called the Commercialisation of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST). ...
Senate nod for draft APTERR law on agri ties
The Senate yesterday approved the draft law on amendments to the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR), a regional cooperation aimed to strengthen food security, poverty alleviation, and malnourishment eradication within the region without distorting normal trade in the global market. ...
Think tank pushes ACMECS to establish rice association
The independent Phnom Penh-based think tank Asian Vision Institute on Monday called on the five inland ASEAN countries to consider setting up a regional rice-producing association to maintain food security in the region amid Covid-19. ...
Cambodia ensures food security and rice exports
The beginning of this season’s rice harvest has been slower than in 2019. This has been brought about by drought causing slower seed-planting, resulting in some farmers having to replant and harvest has now been extended into December. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Australia and Cambodia work together to boost agriculture sector
Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang has met Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries HE Veng Sakhon to discuss strengthening agricultural exports and how Australia can assist boosting local food security and rural incomes. ...
Gov’t call for urgent action on food security
Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has ordered all agriculture departments to take immediate measures to ensure the food security of the country in response to the the outbreak of COVID-19. ...
‘Plenty of food’ for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times
A government ministry has reassured the public that there is no need to panic over potential food shortages amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Fisheries earnings on the rise
Cambodia’s fisheries sector that plays a vital role in food security and improving nutrition, generated a slightly improved income of more than $275,000 in the first half of the year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries yesterday. ...
The Grain of Rice That Could Help Cambodia Grow
SAMRAONG TONG DISTRICT, Kompong Speu Province – Laughing, Ouch Samnang jumped back and forth over a skipping rope held by his classmates. The 13-year-old goes to school in a small village in Kompong Speu province, he has friends, five siblings and loving parents. Overall, he ...
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 ...
Mekong Dams Could Be a Threat to Cambodia’s Food Security
The construction of two hydroelectric dams proposed for the Mekong River would lead to steep declines in the availability of fish-an essential source of protein for Cambodians- potentially threatening food security, according to a new report by the fisheries administration. The study by the administration’s Inland Fisheries ...
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 ...
Dam firm violated law
The parent company behind a firm constructing the Lower Sesan 2 dam in Stung Treng has repeatedly violated Chinese law by building “massive” power projects without prior approval, China’s national auditor has found. State-owned China Huaneng Group, of which Lower Sesan 2 partner Hydrolancang International Energy ...
Cambodian greens see red in upcoming dams
For Meach Mean, a veteran campaigner against hydropower dams in Cambodia’s northeast, this year has brought a double dose of bad news. First, he says, two Chinese hydropower companies have begun feasibility studies into a pair of dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River ...