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FAO sees slight decline in Cambodian rice harvest this year

Cambodia’s rice harvest is forecast to reach 9.1 million tonnes this year, down from an estimated 9.3 million tonnes last year but up from 8.8 million tonnes in 2011, the Food and Agricultural Organization said Thursday. The estimates were contained in the UN agency’s quarterly Crop ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=MDBmNGIwNDFiZWY

$20m mill will lift rice exports

Cambodian company Soma Group has signed a joint-venture agreement with Thai-based CP Intertrade to build and operate a $20 million rice mill that will process fragrant rice for export. Industry insiders say the mill will increase Cambodia’s rice export capacity and boost the Kingdom’s ability to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460970/Business/20m-mill-will-lift-rice-exports.html

Merit in rice trade plan

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal allowing the Commerce Ministry to form a rice trade partnership with Asean’s four other rice-producing countries, namely Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, to stabilise rice prices in the global market and to promote food security in the region. The ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/321297/rice-trade-area-plan-has-merit

Rice Harvest, Yield Up Last Year Despite Flooding

Rice production grew by 6.42 percent last year, despite vast tracts of paddy being devastated by flooding, according to figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Agriculture. In the 2011 to 2012 season, 8.78 million tons of rice were harvested from 2.78 million hectares of ...

Cambodia’s inflation up over 5% in February

Prices in Cambodia rose 5.4 per cent year-on-year in February, as fuel costs continued to push inflation higher, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics released yesterday. Foodstuffs, however, saw declines following demand that was driven by Chinese New Year, though paddy prices were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012031655055/Business/cambodias-inflation-up-over-5-in-february.html

Investment needed to hit rice target

Cambodia needs at least another $120 million of investment in rice mills if it is to meet the government’s 2015 target of exporting 1 million tons of rice, Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said yesterday. While rice exports from Cambodia this year have seen a significant increase ...

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