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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/

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

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/

Puny plants perturb Kampot pepper producers

Kampot pepper farmers saw a bumper crop this year with harvest levels up more than 36 per cent, but rain shortages have diminished the producers’ chances of exporting their haul. According to Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA), more than 30 tonnes ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/puny-plants-perturb-kampot-pepper-producers

Yield of GI pepper up, but lower than hoped

This season’s Kampot pepper production is expected to reach 27 tonnes, up from 21 tonnes last year thanks to a larger area of harvested land. But Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said on Sunday that despite the increase, adverse weather conditions meant the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/yield-gi-pepper-lower-hoped

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

Pepper Crop in Kompong Cham Hit by Hot Weather

As this year’s pepper harvest gets under way, farmers in Kompong Cham province are expecting lower yields due to severe hot weather in recent months. Yin Sopha, executive director of the Dar Memot Development Agriculture Pepper Cooperative, said the hot weather and lack of rain ...

http://The Cambodia Daily

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 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 ...

Kampot pepper prices expected to grow in January

The Kampot Pepper Association said yesterday that the price of pepper would increase in January to $8 per kg, up from $7 currently. Nguon Lay, president of the association, said that the price hike was due to strong demand from abroad and high production costs ...

Kampot Seeks to Rise Pepper Production in 2012

After the harvesting of peppers from Jan 1 to May 31 this year, farmers in Kampot province were able to harvest 16 tons and the hope is to increase production to 20 tons in 2012. Nguon Lay, the head of Kampot pepper community, said on ...

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