Agricultural processing

Feed mill to take bite out of growing import demand

Chip Mong Group is the latest conglomerate to invest into local production of animal feed, announcing this week that it will sink $60 million into building a large-scale feed mill and industrial piggery, a move that agricultural experts welcomed but said would still not be ...

Foreign investors still seek solutions after business suspensions

The owners of two manufacturing plants in a Vientiane industrial park that were ordered to temporarily suspend their operations amid fears over environmental impacts are still waiting for a final answer on their case from the government. Two foreign-owned manufacturing plants in Vientiane Industry and ...

SEZs driving economic growth in the south

The establishment of Special and Specific Economic Zones and untapped tourism potential is expected to drive economic growth in Champassak province, a senior official has noted. Deputy Governor of Champassak province Mr Buasone Vongsongkhone told Vientiane Times on Tuesday that more entrepreneurs from China, Japan ...

Đà Nẵng, Japan to co-operate in seafood production, sewage treatment

The central city of Da nang, in co-operation with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency, will start building a seafood value chain in the city with a fund of 60 million Japanese yen (around VNĐ11 billion or US$528,000). The city’s secretariat said the project, which will ...

Thailand supports animal feed project in Laos

The Thai government is continuing to support two projects related to the animal feed quality control and also fish diseases. The two countries reached agreement to commence the project in 2010, at a cost of 13 million Thai baht (about three billion kip), with the ...

Poultry export outlook solidly optimistic

Thailand’s poultry export prospects are looking more promising this year, lifted by higher demand and the resumption of fresh poultry imports by many countries after bird flu was brought under control. According to Agriculture Minister Chatchai Sarikulya, the ministry is optimistic Thailand will be able ...

A more direct path for mango exports

Sweet and juicy mangoes grown in Cambodia have been finding their way into top Asian markets for years, but until now only through Thai and Vietnamese brokers, and often repackaged or processed into juices and jams to disguise their Khmer origin. Local producers’ lack of ...

New study analyses biggest threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on that biodiversity are severe. Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot — but with about 4 billion people living in the region, the pressures on ...

Firmer prospects as rubber rebounds

Cambodia’s beleaguered rubber industry looks set for a turnaround as international rubber prices continue their strong rebound. Local traders and industry officials said on January 12 they were optimistic that rubber prices, which doubled during the course of 2016, would continue to rise as the ...

Cambodia, Russia discuss trade

Since reaching a deal to import agricultural products from the kingdom to Russia in mid-2016, Cambodia and Russia have now started talks on boosting trade involving agriculture, garments and oil. Cambodia asked Russia to import milled rice, sugar and garment products to comply with the agreement ...

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