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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

Exporter urges Kampot pepper farmers to focus on quality

An exporter has asked farmers to focus on producing high-quality pepper by following strict standards to strengthen demand for their products abroad. According to the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association, 50 percent of Kampot pepper is exported to the EU, while 30 percent is consumed internally. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50673130/exporter-urges-kampot-pepper-farmers-to-focus-on-quality

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

Price woes for Kingdom’s non-GI pepper farmers

While geographic indication (GI) status Kampot pepper is commanding a good market price, the rest of the Kingdom’s pepper farmers are experiencing falling rates due to the lack of a robust market, according to the Memot Pepper association. The Ministry of Commerce, however, has pointed ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/price-woes-kingdoms-non-gi-pepper-farmers

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

Cambodia hoping to spice up Swiss cheese with Kampot pepper

Seeking to find new markets for Cambodia’s world-renowned Kampot pepper, the Ministry of Commerce held talks last week with Swiss dairy La Maison du Gruyere.   ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/113797/cambodia-hoping-to-spice-up-swiss-cheese-with-kampot-pepper/

80-tonne export goal for pepper

Kampot pepper, which received geographical indication (GI) certification from the European Union last year, expects 80 tonnes to go on the export market this year, thanks to demand and increased production. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078935/80-tonne-export-goal-pepper/

When the spice is right

This is a typical morning for many villagers in Kampot province’s Kampong Trach district, where almost 400 families are members of Kampot Pepper Promotion Association. Black Kampot pepper currently sells for $15 per kilogramme, while red fetches $25 and white $28 per kg. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38735/when-the-spice-is-right/

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/

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/

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/

Cambodia's Kampot pepper wins coveted EU protection

Cambodia’s Kampot pepper, a go-to spice for chefs around the world, has joined an elite group of gourmet food items whose names are protected by the European Union, joining products such as Gruyere cheese from France and Parma ham from Italy. ...

VOA Team
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/ap-cambodia-kampot-pepper-wins-coveted-eu-protection/3216204.html

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

Kampot pepper in demand

Demand for Kampot pepper, the first Cambodian product to receive Geographical Indication (GI) status, is outpacing current supply even as areas of cultivation are expanding. Industry experts say the fast-growing demand is a result of the pepper’s newly earned GI label, which attests to its quality ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013040164802/Business/kampot-pepper-in-demand.html

Sugar Playing Catch-Up With Spice

Dotted with rice fields flanked by palm trees, Cambodia’s southeastern province of Kampong Speu is nothing short of picturesque. But behind the idyllic exterior is an on-going struggle to turn this region’s natural beauty into a global attraction and improve the lot of poor local farmers, ...

http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_1290/sugar-playing-catch-spice

Kampot pepper yields to increase

Kampot pepper yields are expected to increase significantly in the first harvest since gaining Geographic Indicator status in April 2010, as increased demand from exporters drives up prices. Output this season is expected to surge by 17 per cent, from 23 tonnes in the last harvest ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012260898/Business/kampot-pepper-yields-to-increase.html

Kampot Pepper Farmers to see Bumper Year

When the harvest season for Kampot pepper starts next month, farmers in Kampot province expect this year’s crop to yield more than 17 percent above last year, a representative of the farmers said. Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said last week that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Kampot Pepper Demand Sees Production Increase

Growing demand abroad for Kampot pepper has resulted in production levels for the commodity increasing by 22 percent to 22 tons during this year’s harvest, officials said yesterday. Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said that the amount of farmland used to cultivate pepper ...

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