Kadode Kampot Pepper UK won the “Great Taste Golden Fork for Ambient Product of the Year” prize at the internationally acclaimed 2019 annual Great Taste Awards Ceremony in London, the firm said in a press release on Thursday.
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) predicted that the value of rice exports to the European market may decline by around 10 per cent this year.
Cambodia has pledged to boost rice exports to China to achieve the 400,000 tonne quota provided, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF).
Cambodia's rice exports have seemingly reached their peak, as annual exports have failed to reach government targets for the last few years.
Kampot pepper, one of the Kingdom’s top Geographical Indication (GI) products, is under pressure as over-cultivation drives farmers to give up production, said Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA) president Nguon Lay.
Cambodia's pork industry has yet to show signs of recovery since it was hit by African swine fever, pork sellers in Phnom Penh said.
Cambodia can meet its 100,000 tonne annual export target to Indonesia if more focus is placed on fragrant rice, exporters have said.
As African Swine Fever (ASF) ravages five Cambodian provinces, causing more than $600,000 in losses to local farmers, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Saturday it will now allow the sale of disease-free pigs from afflicted areas.
Cambodia plans to export rice to African markets through South Korean companies, as its EU market share showed signs of drop in the first half of this year.
Cambodia is set to import about 50,000 tonnes of salt to supply domestic demand this year, as its production accounted for only 30 per cent, according to the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK).