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Vietnam increases its quota for Kingdom’s rice to 300K tonnes

After the EU decided to impose tariffs on Cambodia’s rice exports from January, Vietnam agreed this week to expand its import quota for the Kingdom’s rice to 300,000 tonnes. Vietnam’s actions come as the Chinese government late last night agreed to increase its import quota ...

Mekong Delta floods inundate over 2,000ha of rice

More than 2,060ha of rice in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have been damaged due to recent floods, according to the Directorate of Water Resources under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In An Giang province, over 1,270ha of rice were destroyed, while Kien Giang suffered losses ...

First rice export bilateral agreement signed

The National League for Democracy-led government is set to sign its first ever government-to-government (G-to-G) rice export bilateral agreement, according to the commerce ministry. The country is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to export rice to Bangladesh in early September.Keep reading ...

Despite floods, rice output forecasts unchanged

Around 1 million rai of rice plantation in the Northeast was destroyed by the recent flood, but it is unlikely to have any severe effect on Thai rice production and export, with shippers and industry officials keeping rice export forecasts unchanged at 10 million tonnes.Keep ...

Dry season rice plan under consideration

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is considering whether the figure for this year’s dry season rice plan should be revised downwards or remain stable after the last four harvests failed to reach the target. Last dry season, farmers planted only about 99,000 hectares or ...

As labourers leave Myanmar delta, farmers struggle to mechanise

On a recent November morning, farmer U Soe Myint Aung was busy collecting rice from his harvester and loading it into bags. It is heavy work but still he knows he is lucky; with 17 acres of paddy field situated along a road in Kwinyar village, ...

The Philippines to buy rice from Myanmar

Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce revealed that the Philippines has offered to ink a government-to-government treaty to buy rice from its fellow ASEAN country. “The Philippines has offered to buy rice. More detailed discussions are needed [for the treaty]. Currently, it imports rice mainly from Vietnam. ...

Farmers petition to improve conditions

The government has three months to act on issues raised in a petition submitted on December 5 to the National Assembly and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries or risk a mass protest being staged. A group of 300 people, representing 2,260 families from Svay Rieng, ...

Carrying a stranger’s child through an uncertain time

Ly Raksmey left her home in the heart of the country’s rice bowl in January and headed to a hospital on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The 34-year-old stayed there several nights, in a facility that was better and cleaner than any hospital she had ...

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