Swine smugglers put on notice

The Ministry of Agriculture has authorised a new private sector task force to investigate reports of widespread pig smuggling and bogus pig-raising operations, which domestic pig farmers claim have put market prices on live swine in a trough. The task force is led by agro-industrial ...

Chinese traders' requests for pork cuts limits sales of Vietnamese pork

China consumes 144,000 tons of pork a day, according to FAO, but Vietnamese farmers cant sell their pork to the country because of demands made by Chinese traders. This comes at a time when there is a pork oversupply in Vietnam, with prices plummeting. Dat Viet ...

South Koreans eye farm sector

Cambodian agriculture has huge untapped potential for South Korean investors, according to the secretary-general of the ASEAN-Korean Centre. Kim Young-sun led nine leading Korean companies specialising in agriculture at a seminar organised jointly with the Council for the Development of Cambodia. On Monday, the group ...

Authorities warn of foot and mouth disease outbreak

Svay Rieng provincial agriculture authorities urged residents to take extra precautions with their cattle to prevent the spread of foot and mouth disease, which was detected in several communes there. Provincial department of agriculture director Thach Ratana said on May 9 that on Thursday, more than ...

Weather index-based insurance project to cover crop damage

A weather index-based crop insurance is going to be introduced as pilot projects in Pyay township, Bago Region and Shwebo township, Sagaing Region, starting from May 8. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation deputy permanent secretary U Myo Tint Tun, the insurance ...

The meat hook: satiating Asia’s demand for beef

Beef has never been a favored meat in most of Asia. Cows are harder to raise than chickens and pigs, which take up less space and can be fed scraps. A large majority of India practices Hinduism, a religion that reveres cows. Islamic societies, too, ...

How to better manage meat imports

Hoang Thanh Van, director of the Department of Breeding under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaks to Kinh Te Do Thi (Economics and Urban Affairs) newspaper about managing imported meat. Domestic breeders worry that imported meat will compete with domestic breeding products and decrease ...

Japan pledges to boost silk industry

A Japanese beauty company is to invest in Cambodian silk production to supply the local market and export to Asia and the United States. Il Brille, which runs two beauty salons and a shop in Phnom Penh, uses silk in cosmetic treatments and products for ...

Warning on Vietnamese pork

The public has been warned not to eat pork from Vietnam after an outbreak of a serious disease in pig farms across the border. The Agriculture Ministry’s department of animal health and production is enforcing additional precautionary measures to ensure contaminated pork from Vietnam does ...

Rights groups urge restraint over antibiotics

A group of consumer rights activists called on the government to step up measures to tackle the problem of drug-resistant bacteria in animals, after samples of pork from local markets in the city were found to contain traces of antibiotics. Chanpen Wiwat, president of Foundation for ...

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