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2017: A good year for fish

Cambodians can expect up to 14,000 tons of fish caught from the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers this year, a 5,000 ton increase compared with last year, which will be sufficient to meet all local demand, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/34057/2017--a-good-year-for-fish/

Slowing rice export growth ‘worrisome’

An Agriculture Ministry official said on Sunday that slowing growth in Cambodian milled rice exports—increasing just 0.7 percent last year—was the result of outdated policies and was a concerning trend. ...

Chhorn Phearun
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/slowing-rice-export-growthworrisome-123114/

Cambodia’s rice exports fall sharply

Cambodia’s milled rice exports only grew by a dismal 0.7 percent last year compared with 2015 and this was the lowest since 2014, according to government figures released yesterday. “Last year Cambodia only exported 542,144 tons of milled rice and the lowest exports were in the ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33963/cambodia---s-rice-exports-fall-sharply/

Rice farmers bracing for droughts, floods

Though the rice-planting season has started and nationwide rice cultivation this month has been higher than planned, farmers are worried that adverse weather events caused by climate change will ruin their crops. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ planning and statistics department, the ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28321/rice-farmers-bracing-for-droughts--floods/

Government to push fish farming

The government has set an annual target of producing 1.2 million tons of fish in farms within the next three years to support high local demand and to reduce the flood of imports from neighboring countries, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28196/government-to-push-fish-farming/

Ministry announces ELC tax revenue

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said by the end of the first half of this year, it had collected about $600,000 in taxes from economic land concessions (ELCs) from 21 of the 223 private companies that received ELCs from the government, according to ...

May Titthara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27701/ministry-announces-elc-tax-revenue/

Old habits put crops at risk: study

A new academic report has urged farmers in the northwest of the Kingdom to change their planting ways if they want to mitigate the detrimental impacts of climate change on their crops. ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/old-habits-put-crops-risk-study

Trade officials aim for bigger bite of China’s market

Cambodian trade officials are urging their Chinese counterparts to boost imports of Cambodian rubber, cassava, sugar and pepper to narrow the trade imbalance between the two countries, officials said after a meeting last week. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21100/trade-officials-aim-for-bigger-bite-of-china---s-market/

Illegal fishing busts up 150%: ministry

Fishing crime busts rose 150 per cent during the first nine months of 2015, compared with the same period last year, while anti-forestry crime actions dropped 13 per cent. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-fishing-busts-150-ministry

Difficult rainy season ends

As a fickle rainy season that has seen areas of the country plagued by drought draws to a close, Cambodia’s rice production remains nearly on target, though food insecurity is still a problem for individual communities, according to the World Food Programme.The season’s slow start ...

Igor Kossov
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/difficult-rainy-season-ends

Yields from fishing take a dive

Exports of fresh fish and fish products fell significantly during the first nine months of the year, raising concerns about businesses and families operating in the Kingdom’s fisheries sector.Fresh and frozen fish export shipments fell 21 per cent during the first nine months of the ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/yields-fishing-take-dive

Rights group asks for land data sharing

Rights group Licadho has called on the government to make available statistics on the full extent of economic land concessions (ELCs) in response to data collected by the organisation over five years. ...

May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rights-group-asks-land-data-sharing

Drought batters 13 provinces

Amid what some meteorologists have dubbed a “Godzilla-like El Niño”, drought conditions during Cambodia’s scheduled monsoon season have significantly worsened from what last year were termed historically bad levels, a new report from the Ministry of Agriculture shows. ...

Sen David and Ethan Harfenist
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/drought-batters-13-provinces

ELCs to be taken from firms that break rules

Companies that transfer their land holdings to another firm in violation of government policy will have their concessions stripped from them, the Agriculture Ministry has said.But the ministry added that in such an event a “partner” firm may be sought to develop the offender’s economic ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elcs-be-taken-firms-break-rules

Lifespan of ELCs slashed by gov’t

The government has declared leases on plantations will be limited to 50 years, slashing the length of some existing concessions in half, though neither ministry responsible for overseeing the move would confirm the legal basis for doing so.The decision was announced in a press release ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lifespan-elcs-slashed-govt

Minister calls for ban on chainsaw imports

A ban on the importation of chainsaws into Cambodia could be in the offing, after agriculture officials this week called for a nationwide crackdown on the illegal logging trade. ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-calls-ban-chainsaw-imports

Fishing busts up, penalties lag

The first half of 2015 has seen a nearly 50 per cent increase in illegal fishing busts, though the vast majority resulted in no punishment for offenders, a new report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shows. ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/fishing-busts-penalties-lag

In search of export market for mangoes

Cambodia is seeking to export its mangoes to South Korea, according to a senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Contacted yesterday, deputy MAFF director Hean Vanhorn said that a ministry representative would meet with a South Korean agriculture delegation today to discuss ...

Sok Chan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/search-export-market-mangoes

Ministry warns Pursat officials about fishing

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has urged authorities in Pursat province to take action against illegal fishing in the Tonle Sap after a video posted online showed a group of men hauling in huge catches from the former Fishing Lot 6, an important ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-warns-pursat-officials-about-fishing

Cambodia agrees agro-industrial framework

The government has agreed to a new framework to increase the competitiveness of its agricultural sector in line with the recently launched Industrial Development Policy, state news agency AKP reported on Monday. ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-agrees-agro-industrial-framework

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