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Minister aims to boost farming through partnerships

The government is considering setting up public private partnerships to add value to the country’s farming industry, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has told a meeting of senior regional leaders. Speaking at the Grow Asia Forum on May 10, Mr Sakhon said Cambodia is in the ...

Over 700 illegal fishermen netted

A four-month government campaign has exposed 730 cases of illegal fishing on Tonle Sap lake. Noa Thuok, secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, said 30 people have been sent to court so far as a result of the inter-ministerial crackdown, which began in ...

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 ...

Floating villages to be relocated

Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities have outlined plans to relocate thousands of families living on the Tonle Sap river in an effort to curb water pollution. Provincial governor Chhour Chan Dern said five floating villages in three different locations along a stretch of the river in his ...

Floating villages to be grounded

A government minister has sounded the death knell for Tonle Sap picturesque floating villages after outlining a long-term plan to rehome all those living on the lake. Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon on March 9 told Khmer Times he wants to relocate thousands of families living on ...

Shortages push up cashew price

The price of fresh cashews has jumped by about 30 percent over the price last year due to shortages of the nut and the fact that the harvest will not get into full swing until early next month. A lack of investment in technology to ...

Ministry okays wood plant

The government issued a statement on February 12 allowing Lim Royal Joint Stock Company to create a temporary wood and furniture manufacturing plant in Trapeang Srae village in Kratie province. According to an announcement signed by Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Veng Sakhon last Thursday, Lim ...

Aquaculture plan gets the nod

Cambodia has agreed for a China-based firm to invest $100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture projects to supply fish for local demand and export. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on February 2 signed an agreement with China Ocean Fishing Holding Limited for a ...

Minister seeks land law decision

The Agriculture Minister has urged stakeholders to wind up consultations on the agricultural land draft law on December 20 to let experts prepare it for Cabinet review. The plea was made at a two-day National Consultation Workshop on “Agriculture Land Law” which ended on December 19. About ...

Farmers have date with destiny

A Thai agricultural company will work with a local firm to introduce commercial date palm cultivation to the Kingdom, which it claims can generate more profits for farmers than pepper and other cash crops, and for which it has already lined up buyers. Chiang Mai-based Daily ...

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