Ministry rejects Vietnam request to export pigs into Kingdom

The Minister of Agriculture has rejected a request from a Vietnamese company for Cambodia to allow it to export pigs into the Kingdom, while Vietnam continues to suffer a serious outbreak of African swine fever. General Directorate of Animal Health and Production director-general Tan Phannara ...

Thou Vireak

Row over illegal livestock trade

The Agriculture Ministry has said it can’t control illegal imports of livestock from neighbouring countries, arguing customs officials must take responsibility for the issue.​ ...

Ros Chanveasna

Cambodian farmers squeezed out

Cambodians like pork. The average Cambodian consumes 9.29 kilogrammes of the meat a year and local farmers have long supplemented their incomes by selling an average of two pigs a year. In 2008, Cambodian farmers supplied around 2 million pigs, more than 90% of domestic demand. ...

Fewer Pig Imports Send Pork Prices Upward

Growing demand for pork on the Thai market since March has lead to an increase in the price of live pigs in Cambodia, as Thai farmers reduce the amount of live pigs exported to Cambodia in order to fuel local demand, officials said yesterday. ...

Draft Law Aims to Combat Price Dumping

The government is finalizing a draft law that will aim to prevent importers from price dumping and protect local producers by allowing authorities to raise tariffs on goods, according to a copy of the draft law. In the past, local producers have been negatively affected by ...

Agriculture minister pushes for pig imports

The Minister for Agriculture yesterday appealed to buyers to address the shortage of pigs in Phnom Penh by applying for licenses that would allow them to import more livestock from neighbouring countries. An industry representative and a market expert, however, warned of the potential fallout that ...

1st Chinese Animal Feed Mill Launches in Cambodia

Phnom Penh–The first Chinese animal feed mill officially inaugurated here on Sunday, bringing the number of the same kind of factories in the country to five, said Cambodian Minister of Agriculture. “The factory is a new achievement of good cooperation between the governments and the peoples ...

Pig production priority

Thailand’s reported move to ban exports of live pigs highlights the need to develop a larger Cambodian pig industry,  insiders say. The Bangkok Post reported yesterday that Thailand’s Acting Commerce Minister Porntiva Nakasai had banned the exports in order to bring down its own prices, ...

Thai Exports Ban to Benefit Hog Farmers

A ban of live pig exports by Thailand will benefit local farmers as prices are expected to rise. According to the MSME Project most of the pork in Cambodia comes from Thailand. Only 40 to 50 percent of Cambodia’s hogs are supplied by domestic farmers. ...

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