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Palm sugar GI status in EU hits a glitch

The process of obtaining geographical indication (GI) status for Kampong Speu palm sugar in the European Union suffered a setback this week after a company asked for revisions to the wording of the product’s guidebook, according to a producers association. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50518153/palm-sugar-gi-status-in-eu-hits-a-glitch/

Palm farmers eye a sweet deal

Palm sugar producers in Kampong Speu province say they are ready to scale up and meet demand as global consumer goods giant Unilever looks to source palm sugar for its products from the Cambodian market. Prak Sereywath, president of the Cambodia Institute for Research and Rural ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/palm-farmers-eye-sweet-deal

Unilever eyes Cambodian palm sugar

Unilever is looking to source 2,000 tons of organic palm sugar a year from Cambodia, a senior manager said yesterday. Monica Soy, senior external affairs manager at Unilever Cambodia, told Khmer Times yesterday that Unilever requires about 2,000 tons a year, to be exported from Cambodia ...

Sok Chan
http://bit.ly/2c8BbNn

Cambodia asks East Timor to import rice, sugar

Cambodia is seeking to export milled rice and sugar to East Timor, according to the Ministry of Commerce, with experts saying it will expand markets for the Kingdom’s agricultural products. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28511/cambodia-asks-east-timor-to-import-rice--sugar/

Sweet success for local palm sugar

Exports of organic palm sugar from Kampong Speu province have reached 135 tons, while the palm sugar industry’s association plans to expand its production chain to help meet demand. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25400/sweet-success-for-local-palm-sugar/

Palm sugar finds a sweet market niche

Demand for Kampong Speu palm sugar has surged, with orders already up 70 per cent this year, as appetite for the premium organic sugar product grows, boosting its price. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/palm-sugar-finds-sweet-market-niche

Palm sugar production down but prices up

Kampong Speu palm sugar production is predicted to slightly decrease this year due to a late start, climate change, water shortages and working capital for farmers, but prices are expected to rise due to the sugar’s growing popularity since its geographical indication certification. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23186/palm-sugar-production-down-but-prices-up/

Palm sugar exports see 138pct rise

Kampong Speu palm sugar exports with geographical indication (GI) status have increased in the past year, as international buyers begin to appreciate the Cambodia-specific product. Export volumes of the sugar reached 50 tonnes in 2014, according to Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association’s (KSPSPA) president, Sam ...

Chan Muyhong
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/palm-sugar-exports-see-138pct-rise

Korean deal gives palm sugar farmers pay day

Palm sugar farmers in Kampong Speu province will soon export their goods to South Korea, the senior officer of a grower’s network said on Monday. Sam Saroeun, president of the Kampong Speu Palm Sugar Promotion Association, said an agreement with the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency ...

Chan Muy Hong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/korean-deal-gives-palm-sugar-farmers-pay-day

Less palm sugar due to production delay

Kampong Speu palm sugar production is projected to decrease slightly this year due to a late start, though prices are expected to rise thanks to the sugar’s growing popularity following its geographical indication certification. Despite the drop in production, Hong Hoeung, director of Kampong Speu Palm ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/less-palm-sugar-due-to-production-delay.html

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

Low Funds May Have Led to CPI Suspension

An official at the Ministry of Planning said yesterday that a lack of funds may be to blame fo the Ministry of Finance and Economy suspending the publication of June’s consumer price index. Sam Saroeun, deputy director of the statistics department at the Ministry of ...

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