Battambang bounces back with surge in rice production

Cambodia generated revenue of $870 million from both rice and paddy exports of which 80 percent of the revenue was generated from paddy export while only 20 percent came from rice, a sum of 2.64 million tonnes in the first four months this year. ...

Nhean Chamrong

Kingdom remains tenth-largest rice producing nation

Cambodia currently ranks 10th among the world’s largest rice producers, both for domestic consumption and export, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). ...

Van Socheata

Two provinces suspend rice growing due to water shortage

Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces have told farmers to suspend rice cultivation during the forthcoming dry season due to the lack of water to irrigate the rice fields. ...

Tith Kongnov

FAO forecasts above-average Cambodian rice harvest in latest season

Rice output in East and South Asia is forecast at 695 million tonnes for the latest season, one percent below the record in 2021, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) said Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Contracts signed with farming families and rice production groups

A series of contracts have been implemented by 40 communities and six production groups, including a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a microfinance institution to guarantee payment at harvest time to 2,236 farming families. ...

Meas Molika

Farmers warned to prep for imminent droughts

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued a warning to farmers regarding forecasts of an upcoming drought. It urged farmers to prepare for the absence of rain, in order to prevent any negative impact on paddy rice production. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Cambodia may invest in Cuban rice production

Cambodia is considering investing in rice production in Cuba to help strengthen the Caribbean island nation’s capacity to ensure food security, as well as to increase the presence of the Kingdom’s varieties of the stable crop in international markets. ...

May Kunmakara

Prey Veng, the biggest rice producer in Cambodia

Prey Veng is the leading province in Cambodia in terms of rice production for local consumption and export to foreign markets, affirmed Chea Somethy, Governor of Prey Veng province, at a press conference in Phnom Penh yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Additional $10 million released by Royal Government for rice procurement

The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the State Bank for Rural Development and Agriculture, has announced an additional $10 million for rice procurement in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Better weather conditions improved rice production in Cambodia

In 2021, total rice production surged, reaching 12.2 metric tons, marking a 11.6 percent y/y increase. The surge was driven largely by an increase in wet season rice production, thanks to more favorable weather conditions. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Droughts caused about $100 million in rice-production losses

Rice production losses caused by droughts came to an estimated $100 million in the Kingdom, a Ministry of Environment report said. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Drought destroys rice crops in Siem Reap

A prolonged drought has caused damage to more than 14,000ha of rice fields in Siem Reap province, with more damages expected should the lack of rain continue. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Agricultural rice map updated to boost production

The Ministry of Agriculture is updating the national rice map to boost the Kingdom’s quality and quantity of rice production by providing detailed data about geographic areas. ...

Sar Socheath

PM orders 2,000 rice sowing machines for farmers

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he has ordered 2,000 rice sowing machines from local processing firms to boost paddy rice production in the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Rice production in first half of 2020 hits 75 percent of yearly target

Cambodia’s rice paddy cultivation as of July has fulfilled over 75 percent of this year’s target, data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries revealed. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Prey Veng highest rice-producing province of 2020

Prey Veng province has been the highest rice-producing province in the country thus far this year, a position usually held by Battambang. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said this year, 1.4 million tonnes of rice was cultivated from Prey Veng province, making ...

Som Kanika

“The more we produce rice, the poorer and poorer we get”

For millennia, rice has been the backbone of Cambodia’s all-encompassing agricultural sector. But with global rice prices falling and neighbouring countries such as Thailand and Vietnam mobilising their vast resources and workforces to boost domestic production, experts say the crop that has underpinned the nation’s ...

Paul Millar

Hun Sen urges Philippine investment for ailing rice sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday he had urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to invest more heavily in Cambodia’s rice sector, while also acknowledging the need to lower rice processing costs and find new export markets to boost the competitiveness of Cambodia’s most important ...

Kuch Naren

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 ...

Cambodia posts sharpest increase in rice output among major producers

Cambodia posted the sharpest increase in production among the world’s major rice producers between 2000 and 2010, the Food and Agricultural Organization said in a report released Wednesday. The 2013 edition of the UN agency’s Statistical Yearbook showed that Cambodia was the world’s 12th largest rice ...

Cambodia's rice exports up 126 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s exports of milled rice have sharply increased in the first five months of this year thanks to rising international market demand and country’s rice promotion strategy, an official said Thursday. The country had exported 146,800 tons of milled rice during January-May period this year, up ...

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