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Cambodia's rubber exports up 29 pct in 5 months

Cambodia reported a 29 percent rise in dry rubber exports in the first five months of 2013, but revenues from the exports rose only 4 percent due to price decline in international markets. Currently, the country has about 300,000 hectares of rubber trees, according to ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/19/c_132556398.htm#

Crop burning alleged

Less than two months after staffers at a Vietnamese rubber concessionaire were charged over setting homes aflame during a land dispute, the company has been accused of burning and bulldozing more than 900 cashew nut trees and eight hectares of plantation land in O’Chum district, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866717/National/crop-burning-alleged.html

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/2: Cambodia, Laos Rubber

The area under Viet Nam Rubber Group’s cultivation in Laos and Cambodia totals 100,000 ha, including 27,000 ha under the group’s seven rubber projects in Laos. By the end of 2012, VRG had 21 rubber projects in Cambodia, including 19 rubber tree plantations and ...

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/67334/business-in-brief-27-2.html

After 6 Years, No Solution in Minority's Land Case

Ethnic minority Jarai families in Ratanakkiri province locked in a land dispute with Keat Kolney, the sister of Finance Minister Keat Chhon, yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of inaction in the court compliant they filed accusing Ms. Kolney’s firm of taking 450 hectares of their ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Coffee production in Mondulkiri province increases

Coffee production in Mondulkiri province in 2012 will be higher than in 2011, according to farmers and producers. Coffee farmer Bou Sopheap told the Post that he just finished the harvest in December. In 2012, his two-hectare plantation provided about four tonnes of coffee beans, compared to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010260581/Business/coffee-production-in-mondulkiri-province-increases.html

Latex exports rise, revenues fall

Cambodia’s total rubber latex exports rose by 12 per cent in the first nine months of this year, according to new figures. However, revenues from the exports saw a dramatic 27 per cent decrease due to a fall in rubber prices in the international market, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112959998/Business/latex-exports-rise-revenues-fall.html

Land dispute back in court

Seven representatives of 415 families entangled in an unresolved land dispute with a deputy commander of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces have received a second summons to appear in Battambang Provincial Court to clarify accusations that they had vandalized the commander’s property, “They not only ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112059821/National-news/land-dispute-back-in-court.html

Once thought full of potential, Cambodia's palm oil sector has mostly fizzled

At one time, palm oil production stirred a lot of excitement in Cambodia. Perhaps hoping to follow in the footsteps of palm oil giants Malaysia or Indonesia, more than 10 firms in Cambodia registered for land concessions for palm cultivation around a decade ago. Today, there is one left. The others decided palm ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=501

Wildlife sanctuary shrinks again

The Royal Cambodian Government has given another slice of the Boeung Per Wildlife Sanctuary to the agro-industry. A report in the Royal book released on October 12 states that 1,410 hectares had been granted to two unidentified private businesses for development, particularly the planting of rubber ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102852407/National-news/wildlife-sanctuary-shrinks-again.html

Lion Forest Industries’ RM78.3m Cambodian Investment

Kuala Lumpur–Lion Forest Industries BHD (LFIB) is acquiring 58,000 hectares under an economic land concession (ELC) in Cambodia for US$26.1 million (RM78.3 million) to cultivate oil palm and rubber trees. LFIB said on Monday, Aug 29 the concession would not be less than 70 years under ...

http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/business/192189-lion-forest-industries-rm783m-cambodian-investment.html

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