Prime minister asks for cooperation to bring down costs for rice farmers

The Cambodian prime minister called yesterday on the public, private and non-profit sectors to work together in bringing down the cost of growing rice to help struggling farmers throughout the country. ... ...

Sok Chan

Ministry has big plans for Cambodia’s cashews

Cambodia and Vietnam signed an agreement earlier this month to greatly expand Cambodia’s cashew exports by 2028, but the proposed export level would require several hundred thousand hectares of additional land and there is no concrete plan yet to meet the target. ... ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Government fails to recoup on rubber expenses

Despite a 31 percent increase in Cambodian rubber exports during the first 11 months of this year, the Ministry of Agriculture is failing to recoup on expenses it has spent sending expert technicians into the field in order to help boost production. ... ...

Cheng Sokhorng

ASEAN still a tough market for rice exports despite AEC

Cambodian rice exports are finding new markets and rising demand in ASEAN this year, but officials and exporters are not linking this to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), saying it was too early to tell what impact the regional trade bloc – which took effect ...

Sum Manet

Rice farmers looking at dry spell

Farmers and exporters have expressed concerns over an Agriculture Ministry notice issued on Wednesday asking farmers to have only one harvest this upcoming dry season because of water shortages across the country, given that this could affect the paddy output next year.The ministry notice cited ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Rice harvest estimates taken with a grain of salt

New government estimates on this year’s rice production and forecasts for next year’s crop may be overly optimistic, industry experts say, factoring in the impact of a drought that damaged crops and is expected to carry over into the next dry season harvest.The Ministry of ...

Ananth Baliga

Cambodian mangoes could soon roll to Seoul

The Ministry of Agriculture signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea yesterday to export Cambodian mangoes and expand its short list of export destinations, a ministry official said. ... ...

Sor Chandara

Kingdom rice production to top 9.2 million tonnes

Cambodia’s total rice production this year will exceed 9.2 million tonnes, according preliminary estimates of rice harvested in 24 provinces and compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture. ... ...

Post Staff

Tractor tax abolished, but farmers still stuck in a rut

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s announcement on Facebook yesterday that the annual tax on vehicles used by limited-income families, including tractors, would be abolished was met with indifference by small-scale farmers, who said high interest rates on loan were a concern, not the negligible tax assessed ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Drought hits 234,695 hectares of paddy fields in Cambodia

Persisting dry conditions have affected approximately 234,695 hectares of rice seedlings in 16 Cambodian provinces and cities, according to a report released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Sunday. ...  ...

Xinhua team

Smoother path for agro exports

The ministry of Agriculture plans to establish five regional food safety inspection offices near the country’s borders to facilitate the flow of cross-border agricultural trade, reducing the time it takes Cambodian exporters to deliver shipments of agricultural products to foreign markets, a ministry official has ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Outbreak turns consumers away from pork

Pork sales at local markets have taken a hit following the recent outbreak of blue-ear pig disease as fears have spread among consumers that the meat is not fit for human consumption, pork vendors said yesterday.First identified in Siem Reap in mid-August, Porcine Reproductive and ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Single rice brand stirs the pot

The Agriculture Ministry and the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) are at odds over the branding of Cambodia’s premium jasmine rice that would help differentiate it from similar varieties sold by Thailand.The CRF is working on a new brand name that it hopes will help distinguish ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Cambodia's rubber exports up 33 pct last year

Cambodia recorded a 33 percent rise in dry rubber exports volume in 2014, but the revenue decreased by 8 percent due to a plunge in global rubber price, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce on Saturday. ... ...

Global Post News Staff

CNRP lawmaker to visit site of proposed dam

Opposition CNRP lawmaker Pol Ham on Monday said he will visit the site of a proposed hydropower dam in Koh Kong province on Monday with colleagues from his parliamentary commission before they quiz government officials about the controversial project later this month. If built, the 108-megawatt ...

Hul Reaksmey

Budget fund for agriculture disappoints

Cambodia's agriculture sector is set to receive a funding boost, according to the government's 2015 draft budget statements, but the anticipated increase has not impressed industry experts. The draft budget documents show the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will receive $126 million for 2015, ...

Dailymail News Staff

Cambodia revokes land licenses from 8 companies

Cambodian Environment Minister Say Samal said Monday that the government has canceled licenses of economic land concessions (ELCs) for eight companies after they have not undertaken development on the lands for years.​ ... ...

Global Post News Staff

Call to cap CP’s export of swine

A livestock industry representative has called on the government to cap Cambodia’s only live pig export company’s trade with Laos, citing shortages in the local market. CP Cambodia, a subsidiary of the Thai conglomerate CP Global, exported some 25,000 head of live swine – boars, sows ...

Chan Muyhong

Cambodian rat meat: A growing export market

A unique harvest is under way in the rice fields of Cambodia where tens of thousands of wild rats are being trapped alive each day to feed a growing export market for the meat of rural rodents. Popularly considered a disease-carrying nuisance in many societies, the ...

Kevin Doyle

Government rolls out new agriculture policy

The Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday released a draft policy to strengthen the agriculture sector by educating farmers on how to gain greater access to markets and increase their productivity by using sustainable farming methods. The Agriculture Extension Policy, drafted in cooperation with USAID, aims to ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis

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