Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards.
Sierra Leone plans to import milled rice from Cambodia for domestic consumption. The request was made when the visiting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Ernest Ndomahina met Cambodian Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Wednesday at the ministry.
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has asked the state-owned Rural Development Bank (RDB) to provide $200 million in emergency loans to buy paddy from farmers during the ongoing post-monsoon harvest season as falling prices threaten their livelihoods.
Milled rice exporter Mekong Oryza Trading Co Ltd signed an export memorandum of understanding (MoU) with companies from Hong Kong and South Africa in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
Price competition and a lack of confidence by consumers are the main reasons the dairy market cannot compete with imports, said domestic milk producers.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has called on rubber industry owners to obtain quality certification for their product to boost rubber prices.
Official mango exports from Cambodia to China could begin as soon as the beginning of next year after visiting experts concluded that the fruit grown in the Kingdom is of good quality.
A lack of working capital has remained a challenge for the Kingdom’s rice industry and has impeded rice export growth for years, industry insiders said.
The upcoming drought will affect Cambodia’s dry-season rice production, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has said on Sunday.
Ministry of Commerce secretary of state Sam Sereirath on Sunday called on Cambodians to invest in the construction of white-nest swiftlet farming homes according to quality standards as official exports to China are expected to begin late next year.