High interest rates on loans remain a big hurdle for Cambodian farmers

Sitting in front of her small house in the Chey Thorn commune of Kandal province, 35-year-old Sokhun’s face is etched with worry. She would like to plant crops on her four hectares of land, but she only has enough money to cultivate two of them. She could go to a microfinance finance institution ...

Sweet deal

Stevia Nutra Corporation, a Canadian agro-business company, has announced its decision to grow stevia in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The company will grow the plant, whose leaves are used as a sweetener or sugar substitute, on just over 20 hectares of land close to Phnom Penh. Stevia Nutra has incorporated Mighty MekongAgro Industries Co. Ltd, ...

Natural sweetener coming

Stevia Nutra Corporation, a company focused on producing artificial sweetener from the plant stevia, has announced that it has incorporated Mighty Mekong Agro Industries Co Ltd, a Cambodian-based wholly owned subsidiary. ...

THIBIDI keen to bring about a transformation

THIBIDI has begun construction on Cambodia’s first transformer factory. The $2.5 million plant is being built in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone. The plant is the first investment by THIBIDI overseas, as the company is from Vietnam. ...

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