Ministry finds no proof of alleged pepper price scam

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has not discovered price manipulation from foreign traders in the pepper market following Việt Nam’s Pepper Association (VPA)’s blame.Keep reading ...

Vietnam’s black pepper race persists notwithstanding price dip

Though per-kilogram prices of black pepper in Vietnam have dropped 65 percent since their record high two years ago, local growers are still racing to increase production. After peaking at VND200,000 ($8.81) per kilogram in 2015, the price of black pepper in Vietnam has plummeted ...

Shaky outlook for black pepper

The rapid expansion of pepper cultivation in Cambodia coincides with the spice’s plummeting world prices, creating concerns that the glut of pepper ripening on vines across the Kingdom could further erode next season’s market prices and push the sector toward a collapse.Read more ...

Pepper farmers seek new GI listings

Pepper production inched up to close to 12,000 tonnes last year with cultivation on 6,124 hectares, but unstable prices have led to calls for geographic indicator (GI) certificates for a range of peppers. The eastern Thbong Khmum province is the leading pepper producer, growing 8,566 ...

More products seek GI status

The European Union is expected to include Kampong Speu palm sugar into its registry of protected geographical indicators products by July, with the government now hoping the increased demand and added value of Cambodian agricultural products would pave the way for Kampot salt to receive ...

VN, Netherlands to up agriculture ties

With its knowledge and experience in agriculture, the Netherlands is eager to join hands with Việt Nam to improve the quality and efficiency of its agriculture, a business forum on Agriculture-Innovation in Việt Nam heard in HCM City on Monday. Dutch Vice Minister for Agriculture ...

Kampot pepper prices plunge

Pepper prices in the Kingdom’s largest pepper producing region have fallen over 30 percent in the last year due to growing international supply that is leading to higher competition in the market, an industry expert said on March 16. Hong San, president of the Dar-Memot ...

VN's export ratio of farm produce in decline

Vietnam’s total export turnover has been growing at an annual rate of 12.8% but outbound shipments of agricultural products have faced numerous difficulties and their annual export growth was recorded at a mere 2.4% in the 2012-2016 period. The export ratio of agricultural products, as a ...

Cambodia’s salt yield to fall

Salt production in Kampot and Kep provinces will be down this year due to unseasonal rain during the harvest season and a lack of laborers to farm the salt, according to the Salt Association of Kampot and Kep. Bun Baraing, co-executive director of the salt association, ...

Kampot pepper pact keeping prices stable

Kampot pepper prices are set to remain stable for another year as part of an agreement between local producers that caps prices through the end of 2017, a representative of the pepper association said on January 8. Ngoun Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Promotion ...

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