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World Bank subsidiary to train 2,000 contract rice farmers

A World Bank subsidiary will soon start training 2,000 farmers contracted to supply a leading Cambodian rice exporter on how to meet an international farming standard. ...

Hang Sokunthea
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/world-bank-subsidiary-to-train-2000-contract-rice-farmers-131561/

Officials in ‘contract’ farms drive

Officials are seeking expert firms to implement projects on so-called contract farming and the enhancement of the involvement of farmers’ organisations in paddy collecting and processing, officials said. Contract farming is an agreement on agricultural production carried out between a farmer and buyers, which establishes conditions ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052265766/Business/officials-in-contract-farms-drive.html

Blackouts leading to reduced production

Frequent power outages in Phnom Penh, a result of a shortage of supply and overuse by consumers, is harming the competitiveness of Cambodian products, industry insiders said yesterday. In addition to the challenges of expensive electricity prices, an ongoing issue for production costs, unreliable supply during ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030761800/Business/blackouts-leading-to-reduced-production.html

Rice Exports Slow Due to Millers Hoarding

Cambodia exported more than 200,000 tons of milled rice in 2012, the greatest yield on record, though well short of the government target to export 1 million tons by 2015. Speaking at the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual meeting in Phnom Penh, Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said ...

http://cambodiadaily.com/

New Cambodian rice federation elects president

The Federation of Cambodia Rice Exporters, a new government-backed association of rice exporters which aims to bring together all the players in the rice sector to boost exports, formed on June 21 and elected Kim Savuth, president of Khmer Food Co., as its first president. The election saw Kim Savuth receiving 53 of ...

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

China OKs Kingdom rice

After more than a year of speculation on Cambodian rice exports to China, a rice exporter this week said China has granted the Kingdom permission to ship milled rice northward. Despite a growing stack of quasi-agreements for exports, regulatory issues have plagued the prospects of tapping ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456355/Business/china-oks-kingdom-rice.html

Thailand's second-largest rice exporter invests $47m in mills

Asia Golden Rice (AGR), Thailand’s second-largest rice exporter, will invest $47 million to build milling plants in Cambodia capable of processing up to 1 million tons of rice per year, according to a company representative and reports from the Thai news media yesterday. “This will be ...

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