Japonica rice ready for farming
Officially called ‘oryza sativa japonica’, the rice variety will be planted in 200,000 hectares around the country, and will be shipped primarily to China, where it is very popular, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said Monday. ...
New MoU to study japonica rice variety
In a bid to expand the markets abroad for Cambodian rice, the Ministry of Agriculture has reached an agreement with two Chinese firms to cooperate in conducting research on the high-yielding rice variety known as oryza sativa japonica. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on ...
Japonica field trials
Cambodia is keen to grow Japonica rice and the Ministry of Agriculture is currently conducting field trials to explore the possibility. “We are currently studying how Japonica rice can be grown in the country and it will take three to four years to know the full ...
Myanmar rice is back
While exports of Cambodian rice have been booming, analysts are predicting that new competition from Myanmar could eventually rain on the parade. Cambodia exported nearly 176,000 tonnes of rice in the first six months of the year, a 125 per cent increase from the same period ...