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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 ...

China yet to give okay to eight rice traders

China has yet to respond to a request made by the Ministry of Agriculture to add another eight local rice traders to the list of 26 that have passed quality control tests to export rice to the Chinese mainland. “Eight local rice traders are still ...

Economist warns over threat to rice exports

A senior economist from the Asia Development Bank has warned the EU’s ban of Tricyclazole could damage Cambodia’s agriculture sector, as farmers rush to eradicate the use of the fungicide by June. The strict new limits on pesticides will mean rice exported to the EU ...

Millers push for China access

Amid concerns that the European Union could reject shipments of Cambodian rice, exporters are pushing for more access to China as an alternative market for the Kingdom’s principal agricultural commodity. Hun Lak, vice president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), said just 26 Cambodian millers ...

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 ...

Checks for rice exporters

More than 40 rice millers have applied for quality checks to allow for export to China but most have not yet reached a high enough standard, the Agriculture Ministry said. Applications were received in a second call for expressions of interest after 28 millers gained certification ...

China offers cassava hope

Cambodia has marked its first Cassava Day with expectations of greater exports to China, one of the world’s big markets for the tuberous root. Speaking at the celebration in Battambang province on Monday, Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said the government is speeding up exports of cassava ...

Cassava woes still persist

Local cassava producers still do not fully understand the process of obtaining a sanitary and phytosanitary certification, a necessity for those exporting their produce to Thailand. Department of Agriculture deputy director-general Hean Vanhan said that there were no barriers for local cassava vendors to export to ...

Cambodia’s rice exports fall sharply

Cambodia’s milled rice exports only grew by a dismal 0.7 percent last year compared with 2015 and this was the lowest since 2014, according to government figures released on January 5. “Last year Cambodia only exported 542,144 tons of milled rice and the lowest exports ...

Rice millers pass health check for China trade

More than half of 50 rice millers that applied for export permits to China passed a health and safety inspection by a visiting Chinese team, though they will have to wait for official confirmation from the Beijing government before they can begin exporting, an Agriculture ...

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