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Special status pepper sales not so spicy

About 120 tonnes of Kampot pepper, which received geographical indication (GI) certification from the European Union in 2019, was harvested last year but less than half of the yield was sold in the traditional way through the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50676343/special-status-pepper-sales-not-so-spicy

Kampot pepper suffering as supply exceeds demand

Kampot pepper, one of the Kingdom’s top Geographical Indication (GI) products, is under pressure as over-cultivation drives farmers to give up production, said Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA) president Nguon Lay. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-suffering-supply-exceeds-demand

Making palm sugar harvest attractive again

Kampong Speu Palm Sugar, which has a geographical indication (GI) status, is seeing lower production due to a labour shortage. Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association (KSPSPA) president, Sam Saroeun, said on Tuesday that production fell from 300 tonnes last year to 250 tonnes this ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/making-palm-sugar-harvest-attractive-again

Palm sugar GI status in EU hits a glitch

The process of obtaining geographical indication (GI) status for Kampong Speu palm sugar in the European Union suffered a setback this week after a company asked for revisions to the wording of the product’s guidebook, according to a producers association. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50518153/palm-sugar-gi-status-in-eu-hits-a-glitch/

Koh Trong pomelo gets GI recognition

The pomelo grown in Kratie’s Koh Trong commune is now the third Cambodian product to obtain Geographical Indication (GI) status, following in the footsteps of Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu’s palm sugar. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504798/koh-trong-pomelo-gets-gi-recognition/

Kampot pepper hit by climate change

Farmers of Kampot pepper have had a rough planting season due to climate change, but the decrease in production is unlikely to seriously affect the market, according to the head of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA). ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-hit-climate-change

GI status for Tonle Sap rice under consideration

Rice authorities in the kingdom are exploring the possibility of applying for Geographical Indication (GI) status for rice grown in areas around the Tonle Sap Lake.   ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103691/gi-status-for-tonle-sap-rice-under-consideration/

Rain keeping local salt farmers from harvesting

Local farmers believe they won’t be able to produce enough salt this year to meet market demands, with weather conditions in the country being less than favourable, the president of the national salt association said yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101594/rain-keeping-local-salt-farmers-harvesting/

Prahoc to go international

A small community in Siem Reap province’s Chong Kneas commune is adamant about getting global recognition for their unique fermented fish paste, or prahoc, after the government endorsed a national standard for the most distinctive ingredient in Khmer cooking. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5082981/prahoc-go-international/

Prahok makers seek GI status

Geographical indication status is being sought for Siem Reap prahok fish paste after the Industry Ministry granted approval for a national standard. Siem Reap prahok fish paste, made from fermented fish, is among many products in Cambodia that the government is working to get GI status. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5082459/prahok-makers-seek-gi-status/

Pepper, palm sugar get Thai GI status

Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar have been awarded Geographical Indication (GI) status in Thailand, under efforts to prevent unscrupulous traders passing off versions of the Cambodian products.   ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36771/pepper--palm-sugar-get-thai-gi-status/

Kampot pepper pact keeping prices stable

Kampot pepper prices are set to remain stable for another year as part of an agreement between local producers that caps prices through the end of 2017, a representative of the pepper association said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kampot-pepper-pact-keeping-prices-stable

Sugar and pepper get protection

Geographical indication (GI) status for Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar has been accepted in Vietnam. The agreement gives legal protection to both products and stops unscrupulous traders in Vietnam passing off local produce as Cambodian. The deal was reached last Wednesday after negotiations involving the ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33906/sugar-and-pepper-get-protection/

GI status soon for 4 products

Four Cambodian products – Kampot salt, Phnom Srok silk of Banteay Meanchey province, fragrant milled rice from Battambang province and Kampot durian – could be given geographical indication (GI) status by the European Union (EU), said a senior official from the Ministry of Commerce and ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31522/gi-status-soon-for-4-products/

Kampot pepper strong, rivals struggle

Kampot pepper sales both locally and internationally have continued to be strong since gaining coveted geographical indication (GI) status from the European Union in February, while domestic pepper competitors have complained of falling prices, industry figures said yesterday. Kampot Pepper Promotion Association president, Nguon Lay, told ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30743/kampot-pepper-strong--rivals-struggle/

Cambodian producers urged to build effective brands

Better branding of Cambodian products is essential as major global brands inundate the domestic market and local producers look to compete in international markets, panellists said Wednesday evening during an industry forum in Phnom Penh. Var Roth San, an adviser to the Ministry of Commerce, said ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-producers-urged-build-effective-brands

Palm farmers eye a sweet deal

Palm sugar producers in Kampong Speu province say they are ready to scale up and meet demand as global consumer goods giant Unilever looks to source palm sugar for its products from the Cambodian market. Prak Sereywath, president of the Cambodia Institute for Research and Rural ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/palm-farmers-eye-sweet-deal

Palm sugar's GI status

Kampong Speu palm sugar is expected to receive its geographical indication (GI) status certification from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development by the end of this year, according to an official from the Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association (KSPSPA). Mr. Sok Sarang, ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29070/palm-sugar-s-gi-status/

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