Terms announced on rice lending package

The government-owned bank charged with issuing $27 million in emergency loans to rice millers as part of an initiative aimed at propping up the struggling rice industry announced the terms of the credit lines yesterday, and said it would ensure that the funds were used ...

Hor Kimsay

Committees to tackle rice woes

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) yesterday agreed to create provincial level committees to provide emergency relief to the Kingdom’s beleaguered rice sector, currently in crisis due to falling exports. ...

Sum Manet

Board of CRF seeks a double term

Just a month since their election, the leaders of the nation’s apex rice industry have cast a motion to extend their terms – a move some have greeted with suspicion. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Rice taskforce created, again

The Ministry of Commerce set up a new taskforce on Friday to address challenges faced by the Kingdom’s struggling rice industry and assess demands made by members of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), who have decried the ineffectiveness of an earlier taskforce set up by ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Rice sector continues its struggle in first half

Cambodian rice exports decreased nearly 6 per cent year-on-year during the first semester, reinforcing concerns about the future of the rice industry, the Kingdom’s most important agricultural sector.   ...

Sorn Sarath

Reformed tech industry body looks to boost ‘digital economy’

Representatives of Cambodia’s tech sector say they are ready to help the country take advantage of global advances in information and communication technology (ICT), after recent reforms to the main body representing the industry. The management of the ICT Federation of Cambodia was overhauled in ...

Aun Chhengpor

Rice industry body president gets wary vote of confidence

Cambodia’s apex rice industry body held its annual general meeting on Saturday, with its members unanimously re-electing its well-connected incumbent president, Sok Puthyvuth, for a second term in what some are calling a dress rehearsal for his political ascendancy. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Ministry finishes valuing rice exporters

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has finished its evaluation of rice producers and processors that have registered to export milled rice to China, checking to see if they comply with the hygiene laws in China. ...

Chea Vannak

Chinese to check Cambodian rice

Officials from China will arrive in Cambodia soon to audit and evaluate rice producing companies and to check warehouses. ...

Sok Chan

Federation sees opening on digital path

Cambodia’s young, tech-enthusiastic population is a gateway to accessing the global market digitally, according to the ICT Federation of Cambodia, with its president – Steven Path – estimating that the information and communication technology sector is already nearing about $1 billion in sales. ...

Sum Manet

ICT wants to connect Cambodian youngsters to the world

The ICT Federation of Cambodia (ICTF) is aims to promote young entrepreneurs and bring Cambodia into the digital world by connecting domestic and international IT businesses to the Kingdom. ...

Sum Manet

Federation mulls supporting rice export price

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) on Thursday met with the Ministry of Commerce to discuss policies for strengthening the country’s ailing rice industry, and unveiled a plan to develop a price-support mechanism to guarantee Cambodia’s rice export price, officials said. ...

Kang Sothear

Rice group seeks $30m emergency loan

The president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the government for an emergency loan of $20 million to $30 million, saying it is necessary to prevent the collapse of the rice sector. ...

Sok Chan

National rice industry assembles to crown the top grains

A farmer from Battambang province took this year’s honor of growing the country’s top rice paddy on Sunday as industry heavyweights gathered in Phnom Penh for the first of the three-day Cambodia Rice Forum. ...

Kang Sothear and Ben Paviour

Cambodia priced out of Filipino rice tender again

Cambodia has lost a 100,000-tonne Filipino rice bid to Vietnam, on account of a higher costs as compared to regional competitors, marking the fourth time the Kingdom has failed to win a rice tender issued by the Philippines. The Philippines National Food Authority last week awarded ...

Chan Muyhong

Rice lobby, EU discuss Italian trade complaint

A visiting delegation from the European Union met with the Cambodia Rice Federation yesterday to discuss concerns raised by Italian rice producers, who say duty-free Cambodian rice imports are undercutting the Italian market. Sok Puthyvuth, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation, said yesterday that the purpose ...

Hor Kimsay

Rice Federation may rely on banks, gov’t for capital

The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) plans to borrow at least $400,000 for international marketing campaigns if it fails to meet its goal of raising $777,000 for the plans through imposing export fees on its members, the organization’s president said Friday at CRF’s annual conference. ...

Kang Sothear

Rice federation votes, approves export fee

The newly formed Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) voted Monday to require its members pay an export fee of $0.50 per metric ton of long-grain white rice and $1 per ton of fragrant rice in order to raise money for educating farmers and marketing Cambodian rice ...

Kang Sothear

Prime minister admits 1 million tonne goal is unlikely for rice sector

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday admitted that the government target of reaching 1 million tonnes of rice exports by 2015 is likely to fail due to a lack of milling capacity and funding. The PM blamed the failure on a lack of investment in rice ...

Chan Muyhong

Fragrant rice of Cambodia, Thailand awarded world's best rice for 2014

Fragrant rice from Cambodia and Thailand was awarded the world’s best rice for 2014 during the 6th World Rice Conference here on Thursday. Jeremy Zwinger, president and chief executive officer of the Rice Trader, which organized the competition, said 25 rice samples from 15 countries and ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia hosts int'l information technology, telecom expo

An international information technology, electronics and telecom exhibition kicked off here on Friday with an aim of developing the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, officials said. The three-day event, held at the Diamond Island Exhibition Centre, brought together 49 local and regional ICT companies ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Rice federation seeking loan

The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) is seeking financing from China’s Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) to build much-needed infrastructure such as warehouses and drying facilities to hopefully increase milled rice export capacities. Sok Puthyvuth, president of the CRF told the Post yesterday that the CRF had set up ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia rice industry fears, cheers Thai policy

The Thai government’s move to stabilise rice prices for the 2014 harvest season has prompted mixed reactions from local rice industry representatives. Sok Puthyvuth, president of the Cambodia Rice Federation said yesterday the policy would impact Cambodia negatively when Thailand is forced to sell ...

Chan Muyhong

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