PM welcomes GDP to forum
After hosting 16 of the Kingdom’s 20 registered parties at the inaugural meeting of the Consultation Forum, two additional parties earlier this week announced their intention to join the group but pushed back against the idea of opposition leaders receiving salaries. ...
GDP stays in election race
The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has turned back from its earlier warning that it could withdraw from participating in the July 29 national elections, it announced on Sunday. The party said it made the decision as the atmosphere of resistance from the Kingdom’s authorities had ...
GDP backs farmer candidates
The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has included 100 farmers as parliamentary candidates in its list of 275 to compete in the July 29 elections. It says the move is a step to connect politicians with the people if they are elected. ...
‘Middle way’, outside shot: GDP members see victory in July election as a possibility
Ever since the dissolution of the main opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the progressive Grassroots Democracy Party has found itself between a rock and a hard place. Many have called for them to boycott an election that is no longer fully democratic. As one ...
Andrew Nachemson and Yon Sineat
GDP announces policies
Seemingly sounding the 2018 election bugle, the nascent Grassroots Democracy Party (GDP) yesterday released five major policy initiatives it will implement if it manages the herculean task of winning against the incumbent Cambodian People’s Party. ...
Smallholder farmers to face land shortage, study finds
Smallholder farmers have a crucial role to play in tempering the growing pains of Cambodia’s transition to an industrialised economy, but unless something is done, they will face a land shortage in the coming years, according to the authors of a new report. They will ...
Agricultural experts say Cambodia would benefit from organic certifications
Cambodian agricultural experts are suggesting a national standard for organic products.Cambodian farmers are increasingly growing organic rice and vegetables in some places, but there is no official certification available. ...
Insurance option for small hold farmers
The Cambodian Agriculture Cooperative Insurance Company (CACIC), an initiative established by the Cambodia Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), yesterday announced the start of an agriculture micro insurance service to help rice farmers better respond to climate change. ...
Climate change costs growing
The economic impact of climate change in Cambodia could be highly damaging to rural areas and worker productivity, according to a report from American development agency USAID, which applied climate projections for 2050 to today’s Mekong Basin economies. ...
CEDAC to provide insurance to rice farmers
The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) will provide agricultural insurance to Cambodian rice farmers nationwide next year as part of a deal reached with another NGO on Tuesday. CEDAC president Yang Saing Koma said Wednesday that CEDAC and the Netherlands-based Achmea Foundation ...
Vegetables get more attention
Cambodian authorities are stepping up inspection efforts of vegetable imports along the border after Vietnamese produce shipped to the European Union was found to contain harmful bacteria, an official from the Kingdoms import inspection unit said yesterday. Vietnamese media reported last week said that the European ...
Illicit fishballs to be destroyed after seizure
Economic crimes police on Wednesday arrested a woman and seized 3 tons of low-quality fishballs, claiming she had illegally imported the potentially dangerous meat. Kandal province resident Chan Thea, 37, was stopped in Phnom Penh while en route to Battambang—where police believe she was planning to ...
Phnom Penh City Hall hoping to turn garbage into electricity
The Phnom Penh Municipal Government on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Inter Far East Engineering Public Company Limited of Thailand to study the feasibility of turning the city’s waste into energy, according to a notice posted on the municipality’s website. ...
Ben Sokhean and Simon Henderson
Vietnam’s fish industry dominates in Cambodia
At Chraing Chamreh wholesale fish market in Phnom Penh’s Russei Keo district, men frantically scoop dark, snake-like Trey Phtok fish out of a huge steel tank and into a wicker basket. The flickering pile of tails and gaping mouths is placed on a scale and weighs ...
George Styllis and Kang Sothear
Exports expand: HK the new market for organic rice
In a first for the Kingdom’s organic rice, the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), successfully exported its produce to Hong Kong earlier this month, the organisation’s top official confirmed yesterday. ...
Dam easing dooms homes
It was late at night when a torrent of water burst through the Kamping Pouy reservoir on October 8 and surged into more than 50 houses effectively sacrificed to stop a potentially catastrophic breach in the dam in Battambang province. With cracks appearing in a dam ...
Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
Cambodian Rice Exports Double in the First Seven Months
Cambodia exported 221,027 tons of milled rice in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 103 percent compared to the same period last year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. Officials and rice experts said the increase in exports was thanks ...
Lindsey Peterson and Hul Reaksmey
Myanmar rice is back
While exports of Cambodian rice have been booming, analysts are predicting that new competition from Myanmar could eventually rain on the parade. Cambodia exported nearly 176,000 tonnes of rice in the first six months of the year, a 125 per cent increase from the same period ...
Rising Demand Boosts Organic Rice Industry
Production of Cambodian organic rice is rising rapidly as international demand for the product increases, experts said at a forum for growers and other industry members held Tuesday at the Phnom Penh headquarters of agricultural NGO Cedac. “In the first six months of this year we’ve ...
Cambodian Agricultural Research Center Honored
The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture has been recognized for its contributions to Cambodians by the a group of experts at Food Tank. The US-based think tank said the center, known in Cambodia as Cedac, was responsible for higher yields in Cambodian agriculture ...