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Fertiliser imports on the rise

Cambodia imported more than 1.2 million tonnes of fertiliser and pesticide in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 9 percent, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50721495/fertiliser-imports-on-the-rise/

Ministry lifts ban on herbicides

The import of agricultural pesticides and herbicides resumed yesterday after a two-week ban that was prompted by a poisoning case in Kratie province that hospitalised hundreds and left 13 people dead. ...

Education not curbing use of pesticides: study

Cambodian farmers are mixing pesticides to increase their potency in ways that are known to be hazardous, but increased knowledge of the hazards presented by pesticides does not appear to curb their use, a new study shows. ...

Leonie Kijewski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/education-not-curbing-use-pesticides-study

Ministry bans Tricyclazole imports

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) on Monday announced it will ban all imports and agricultural pesticides containing the fungicide Tricyclazole in response to the strict new Maximum Result Limit set by the European Commission. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36979/ministry-bans-tricyclazole-imports/

Pesticide causes mass fainting

Eighty garment workers in Kampong Cham province fainted yesterday morning due to pesticides sprayed on a rice field nearby, according to police. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35714/pesticide-causes-mass-fainting/

U.S. imports large volume of organic rice

An unusual report shows that organic rice buyers in the U.S. are getting a large percentage of their rice from Cambodia. The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) exported 114 tonnes of organic jasmine rice to the U.S. in the first quarter of ...

http://www.agprofessional.com/news/US-imports-large-volume-of-organic-rice-201976661.html

Cedac Encourages Using Frogs As an Alternative to Pesticides

Cambodian farmers often turn to pesticides when trying to stop insects from destroying crops, but the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (Cedac) has come up with a better idea: frogs. “Frogs are important to protect rice plants from damage by insects, especially during ...

Farming group to quadruple organic production

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (Cedac) said yesterday that it plans to raise its annual production of organic vegetables from 120 tons to 600 tons by the end of 2015. Lim Sokun Darun, program coordinator at Cedac, said that the decision to ...

Assembly votes for first pesticide law

The National Assembly yesterday passed Cambodia’s first law on pesticide and chemical fertiliser control, which the government hopes will regulate the use and sale of dangerous chemicals on agricultural products. Currently, hazardous pesticides are sold with little regulation and often without proper labeling that instructs farmers ...

44 Faint at Phnom Penh Garment Factory Chim Ly

Forty-four garment workers on Friday fainted at the Chim Ly garment factory in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district, a police official said yesterday. Kambol commune police chief Phan Phoeun said that at first only a few workers fainted, then others followed suit “because they saw other ...

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