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Future is bright for nation’s rice farmers

In the wake of concerns about the detrimental impact of the European Commission’s partial EBA withdrawal on Cambodia’s rice export industry, there is positive news. As the country’s most important crop, around 600,000 tonnes of jasmine and fragrant rice are exported every year, according to the ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694317/future-is-bright-for-nations-rice-farmers

Government directs support to rice farmers

The government announced yesterday that it would “intervene” to support the price that farmers receive for their paddy rice, though without instituting a price floor or direct subsidies that would jeopardise a free market. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-directs-support-rice-farmers

Fresh push for contract farming

Frustrated with the failure of a $27 million emergency loan package to help rice farmers find a fair market price for their crop and stem the tide of smuggled paddy across the borders, Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon is flogging a new model for the nation’s ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fresh-push-contract-farming

Speed up rice loan, China told

The government has asked China to make good on its pledge to buy 200,000 tons of rice annually from the Kingdom and also to speed up the approval of a $300 million loan to the country’s beleaguered rice sector. This request was made yesterday during a ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30195/speed-up-rice-loan--china-told/

Universities in agricultural innovation

As rice farmers struggle to cope with the aftereffects of one of the worst droughts in Cambodia’s recent history and moribund infrastructure makes it difficult to transport and sell their products across the country, universities here and in the United States are joining forces to ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30110/universities-in-agricultural-innovation/

Bitter harvest for rice farmers

It’s almost 10 in the morning in Battambang province’s Bavel district and the blazing sun would deter anyone from venturing too far from the cool comfort of their thatched huts in this rice-growing area. But for many families whose livelihoods depend on rice farming, braving the ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29992/bitter-harvest-for-rice-farmers/

Battambang farmers protest plummeting rice prices

Attempting to call attention to the havoc low rice prices are wreaking on their livelihoods, hundreds of farmers in Battambang’s Sangke district took to the streets yesterday, symbolically pouring rice onto National Road 5. ...

Lay Samean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/battambang-farmers-protest-plummeting-rice-prices

Thai rice cuts pose problems

Thailand’s recent announcement of a 20 per cent price cut within the government rice-pledging scheme will have little impact for Cambodian exports, but farmers may feel the effects, say industry insiders. In an article published in the Bangkok Post on June 19, Thailand’s cabinet had agreed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166407/Business/thai-rice-cuts-pose-problems.html

Ministry on trail of the apple snail

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, along with Prey Veng provincial agriculture experts and villagers in Svay Ourntor district, are taking measures to eradicate golden apple snails, which feed on rice seedlings, agriculture officials said. According to Prey Veng agriculture chief Ouk Samnang, only a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559567/National-news/ministry-on-trail-of-the-apple-snail.html

Investment needed to reach rice goal: experts

More investment is needed as well as additional assistance for farmers if the government wants to meet its export goal of 1 million tons of rice a year by 2015, according to experts at a recent rice sector meeting in Phnom Penh. Participants said rice millers would need substantial access ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Investment Needed to Reach Rice Export Target

Cambodia exported just 78,000 tons of milled rice through the first eight months of 2012, and if the government is to reach its target of exporting 1 million tons each year by 2015 the agriculture sector needs more access to financing, participants at the Cambodian ...

Fish and rice, together at last

A new long-term project aims to boost fish stocks in rice fields. That was not a typo. For years, rice farmers in Cambodia have swept up fish – as well as frogs, snails and other aquatic fauna – that make their way from streams, canals and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072757657/National-news/fish-and-rice-together-at-last.html

Raids Netted Excavators Owned by CPP Official

Twelve of the 29 excavators seized by military police in Kompong Thom province during Monday’s military police raids on illegal Tonle Sap reservoirs were confiscated from a farming collective run by a newly elected CPP commune chief. Peanh Poul, director of the Dry Rice Season Community, ...

Agricultural NGO to Become a Cooperative

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (Cedac) said yesterday that it was undertaking measures to change its status from an NGO to a cooperative, a move that will ease the organization of donor money and push it to become more profit orientated ...

Dwindling water supplies put dry-season rice haul in danger

Dry-season rice farmers in some areas west of the Tonle Sap River and in eastern provinces are appealing to the government for help as the reservoirs they rely on for irrigation are drying up faster than usual, farmers and officials said yesterday. Officials at the ministries ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012754188/National-news/dwindling-water-supplies-put-dry-season-rice-haul-in-danger.html

As rice harvest begins, grain's price soars

As the harvest of the wet season rice crop gets under way in many parts of the country, rice prices have started to increase, rice millers said yesterday. They said prices were now up about 15 percent compared to the same time last year, but ...

Dry season rice crop jeopardized

The Center for Study and Development of Agriculture (Cedac) is calling on the government and microfinance firms to issue low-interest loans for flood-stricken farmers in order to save this year’s dry season rice harvest. Floods have destroyed 10 percent of the rainy season rice crop and ...

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