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Sweet news for palm sugar suppliers, users

Kampong Speu palm sugar production is promising while demand is rising and farmers are happy with the current price, according to Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association (KSPSPA).​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760225/sweet-news-for-palm-sugar-suppliers-users/

SOA to build palm sugar factory with Korean firm

Local exporter Signatures of Asia and Korea-based B&G is Life are investing in a palm sugar processing factory in Kampong Speu province.​ In addition to the plant, the collaboration includes a warehouse, a solar dryer, and a blockchain-based traceability system, Pich Chan, SOA general manager, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50661040/soa-to-build-palm-sugar-factory-with-korean-firm/

Palm farmers eye a sweet deal

Palm sugar producers in Kampong Speu province say they are ready to scale up and meet demand as global consumer goods giant Unilever looks to source palm sugar for its products from the Cambodian market. Prak Sereywath, president of the Cambodia Institute for Research and Rural ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/palm-farmers-eye-sweet-deal

Unilever eyes Cambodian palm sugar

Unilever is looking to source 2,000 tons of organic palm sugar a year from Cambodia, a senior manager said yesterday. Monica Soy, senior external affairs manager at Unilever Cambodia, told Khmer Times yesterday that Unilever requires about 2,000 tons a year, to be exported from Cambodia ...

Sok Chan
http://bit.ly/2c8BbNn

Palm sugar's GI status

Kampong Speu palm sugar is expected to receive its geographical indication (GI) status certification from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development by the end of this year, according to an official from the Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association (KSPSPA). Mr. Sok Sarang, ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29070/palm-sugar-s-gi-status/

Lack of sweet deals turning Cambodia’s palm sugar industry sour

There is a growing demand for palm sugar in the marketplace. But producers are unhappy that they have not been paid fair prices by middlemen. The fair price for a kilo of raw palm sugar varies from US$0.41 to US$0.70. But the producers get much ...

Tan Ju-Eng
http://bit.ly/1IL9QKU

Sales of palm sugar not so sweet

Sales of Cambodia’s World Trade Organization-certified palm sugar from Kampong Speu province dipped to 12 tonnes at the end of the harvest season this year, about a 30 per cent decline from 2012. Two districts with palm trees in Kampong Speu province were granted geographical indication ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sales-palm-sugar-not-so-sweet

Sugar Playing Catch-Up With Spice

Dotted with rice fields flanked by palm trees, Cambodia’s southeastern province of Kampong Speu is nothing short of picturesque. But behind the idyllic exterior is an on-going struggle to turn this region’s natural beauty into a global attraction and improve the lot of poor local farmers, ...

http://www.iede.co.uk/news/2013_1290/sugar-playing-catch-spice

Less palm sugar due to production delay

Kampong Speu palm sugar production is projected to decrease slightly this year due to a late start, though prices are expected to rise thanks to the sugar’s growing popularity following its geographical indication certification. Despite the drop in production, Hong Hoeung, director of Kampong Speu Palm ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/less-palm-sugar-due-to-production-delay.html

International interest in Cambodian sugar

Sweet news for Cambodian palm-sugar farmers: 10 international companies are keen to import their produce, one of the Kingdom’s signature products. Sam Saroeun, president of the Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association, said that after an exhibition in South Korea earlier this month, several international importers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052356317/Business/international-interest-in-cambodian-sugar.html

Certification Quandry Stunts Sugar Exports

In April 2010, Kampot Pepper and Kompong Speu palm sugar both gained a geographical indication (GI) from the Ministry of Commerce that recognized their unique qualities and protected their name. But while Kampot pepper producers export almost all of their 17-ton annual production at high ...

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