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).
Cambodia exported more rice to China than the EU for the first time during the first half of this year, a report from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality said.
Amru Rice (Cambodia) Co Ltd, a local rice exporter and leading organic paddy producer, signed a more than $15 million loan agreement with the International Finance Corporation on Wednesday.
With the Kingdom’s edible bird’s nest business showing a steady increase, official exports to China are expected to begin soon, the Cambodia Bird’s Nest Federation president Nang Sothy said.