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Cassava plantings decrease

Cassava plantings in Battambang province dropped more than 18 per cent in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2011, according to agriculture officials. The decease is a result of that previous year’s yield fetching a low price and farmers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072357551/Business/cassava-plantings-decrease.html

Men Sarun to export canned noodles to the US and ASEAN

The producer of Mee Yeung instant noodles is set to expand its business by investing US$1 million in equipment to produce noodles for export, said a company official. The new machines will be delivered from China and will be able to produce 6,000 cases or ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657432/Business/men-sarun-to-export-canned-noodles-to-the-us-and-asean.html

Cambodia Criticized for Asean Meeting Failure

The “one community, one destiny” motto Cambodia adopted when it took over the rotating chairmanship of Asean this year could not have sounded more hollow as it did Friday when the 10-member bloc failed to produce a joint closing statement for the first time in ...

The Kingdom's stubborn problem with food security

While Cambodia has made remarkable gains economically over the past decade and more-the Kingdom’s poverty level fell from 47 percent in 1994 to 25 percent this year-there are still some stubborn areas of underperformance. One is the issue of food security. While in recent years, the country has largely been able to produce ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/index.php

Hun Sen Asks Businesses to Serve Local Foods

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reiterated comments made by government officials Tuesday that government institutions, hotels and restaurants should begin serving local cuisine and produce to generate more cash flow in the tourism sector. ...

Tourism Revenues Rise; Firms Urged to Buy Locally

Revenues from the tourism sector increased 7 percent to $1.91 billion in 2011, though more could be made if hotels sourced more goods from local producers instead of importing from abroad, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. Speaking at a conference in Phnom Penh, Mr. Khon ...

Poisonous produce

More than 200 people in Cambodia’s eastern Svay Rieng province were hospitalized after eating imported vegetables from Vietnam that were not properly washed or cooked, the French-based Pasteur Institute of Cambodia has confirmed after running tests. The case has highlighted an already acknowledged need for more domestic vegetable production and less dependency on imported produce. The ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=475

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

Farmers with HIV/AIDS Gain Confidence, Skills With Program

Leng Sopheap used to wake up before the crack of dawn and walk with crates of vegetables from her farm to the nearby market underneath a blanket so her neighbors wouldn’t know they were buying produce from someone infected with HIV/AIDS. Not long after her ...

Land Grabs Mar Cambodia’s Investment Boom

The evictions and so-called “land grabs” have angered aid donors, putting at stake hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid as well as a trade scheme that gives Cambodian produce tariff-free access to the EU. International donors and lenders such as the World Bank ...

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