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Prime Minister appeals to rice millers not to lower paddy prices

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday appealed to rice millers and paddy buyers not to lower prices and to secure better rates for farmers facing difficulties in the early harvest season. The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) said the low prices were due to an influx ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/prime-minister-appeals-rice-millers-not-lower-paddy-prices

Paddy rice production reaches 7.4 million in 2018

Cambodia produced 7.4 million tonnes of paddy rice in 2018, a 3.5 percent increase, according to the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual report. In its report, the ministry said total production in 2018 was only 88.47 percent of what the government expected, adding that 2.4 million ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50575496/paddy-rice-production-reaches-7-4-million-in-2018/

Bank trims rate to coax millers

The state-owned bank entrusted with extending $27 million in emergency loans to millers to purchase rice paddy has marginally lowered the interest rate on these conditional loans in an effort to shorten some of the strings attached. The Rural Development Bank (RDB) announced late on Sunday ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bank-trims-rate-coax-millers

Officials heed call to buy rice

A day after a state bank called on Cambodians to buy domestically milled rice to help a government scheme to stabilise prices in the sector, multiple ruling party officials were reaching into their own pockets to do just that. The Rural Development Bank – tasked with ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-heed-call-buy-rice

Terms announced on rice lending package

The government-owned bank charged with issuing $27 million in emergency loans to rice millers as part of an initiative aimed at propping up the struggling rice industry announced the terms of the credit lines yesterday, and said it would ensure that the funds were used ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/terms-announced-rice-lending-package

$27 mil to help rice sector

In an effort to appease rice farmers and stimulate rice millers to purchase fragrant rice currently being harvested across the country, the government announced that it had found $27 million to pay for emergency measures. The Ministry of Economy and Finance released a statement on Friday ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29875/-27-mil-to-help-rice-sector/

Cambodia's rice exports up 125 pct in first half of 2013

Cambodia has seen a sharp rise in the exports of milled rice in the first six months of this year thanks to increasing demand on international markets, an official said Wednesday. The figures, from the single window secretariat for facilitating milled rice exports, showed that the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-07/10/c_132529640.htm

Thai rice cuts pose problems

Thailand’s recent announcement of a 20 per cent price cut within the government rice-pledging scheme will have little impact for Cambodian exports, but farmers may feel the effects, say industry insiders. In an article published in the Bangkok Post on June 19, Thailand’s cabinet had agreed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166407/Business/thai-rice-cuts-pose-problems.html

Cambodia's rice exports up 126 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s exports of milled rice have sharply increased in the first five months of this year thanks to rising international market demand and country’s rice promotion strategy, an official said Thursday. The country had exported 146,800 tons of milled rice during January-May period this year, up ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/06/c_132435784.htm

Officials in ‘contract’ farms drive

Officials are seeking expert firms to implement projects on so-called contract farming and the enhancement of the involvement of farmers’ organisations in paddy collecting and processing, officials said. Contract farming is an agreement on agricultural production carried out between a farmer and buyers, which establishes conditions ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265766/Business/officials-in-contract-farms-drive.html

Cambodia’s Economic Opportunity

While significant obstacles remain, the success of the rice sector is a potentially crucial driver in Cambodia’s prosperous and equitable development. Cambodia announced two major bilateral trade agreements recently, with the Philippines and Thailand, that are expected to further expand the country’s rice export sector. ...

http://thediplomat.com/2013/05/09/cambodias-economic-opportunity/

Cambodia's economy grows by 7.3% in 2012: PM

Cambodia achieved a GDP growth rate of 7.3 percent last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday, forecasting that the growth would be higher than 7 percent this year. Addressing a conference on 2013 Cambodia Outlook, he said the growth last year came from strong growth ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-02/20/c_132180432.htm

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