Farmers need new skills, technology and research to become international

For Cambodia to reach its full potential in agriculture, it needs more investment, diversification in crops, access to new technology, more research and development on related products, the full mechanisation of rice cultivation and plain, old-fashioned cash.

That was the view of stakeholders at an agriculture seminar hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce  and DFDL, which describes itself as  the first truly Asean integrated investment advisory firm with 11 offices in the Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, Bangladesh, Singapore and three collaborating firms in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Speaking at the seminar in Phnom Penh called Unlocking Investment in Cambodian Agriculture, Saran Song, chief executive officer (CEO) of Amru Rice (Cambodia), and president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said that in the last five years there has been dramatic change in the agriculture sector in the Kingdom.

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Sok Chan