Cambodia

31 August 2020
The beginning of this season’s rice harvest has been slower than in 2019. This has been brought about by drought causing slower seed-planting, resulting in some farmers having to replant and harvest has now been extended into December. Kao Thach, director-general of the Rural Development and Agriculture Bank (RDAB), said that although the drought had impacted harvests, the government still… Read more
8 July 2020
The fisheries sector in Cambodia, including aquaculture, is a significant source of food, nutrition, employment, trade, and socio-economic benefits. About six million people, or 40 per cent of the population, rely directly or indirectly on fisheries for sustenance and livelihood. The post-harvest activities employ an estimated 33,000 people. Women account for more than 50 per cent of the total… Read more
9 April 2020
The prime minister has urged all stakeholders involved in the agricultural sector in the country to boost and promote the vital agriculture sector because it will provide food for locals and can be exported. Speaking at a news conference at the Peace Palace this week, Mr Hun Sen instructed the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and other stakeholders to pay greater attention to… Read more
7 January 2020
Cambodia kicked off a food safety campaign, which urges school principals across the kingdom to ensure that food served in cafeterias is safe, nutritious and of good quality, the Phnom Penh Post reported on Tuesday. Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron launched the campaign at the Preah Norodom Primary School in the capital's Daun Penh district on Monday. Ministry Spokesman… Read more
2 December 2019
The 21st Global Child Nutrition Forum kicked off in Siem Reap province in northern Cambodia on Monday, aiming to address challenges in school meal program implementation, said a joint press release. The five-day event is being hosted by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS), together with the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and the World Food Program (WFP) Centre… Read more
5 November 2019
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) recently greenlit four new Cambodian plantations to export their bananas to the Chinese market. This brings the total number of Cambodian banana plantations approved to export to China up to nine, representing a total planting area of around 10,000 hectares. Cambodian bananas were first approved for import to China in April… Read more
5 August 2019
As urban food insecurity attracts growing interest in policy debates, Cecilia Tacoli makes the case for ensuring that the views of poor urban residents both inform and shape solutions. For decades, the global debate around food and nutrition security-focused mainly on production, but there is now increased attention on consumption. This reflects two major transformations: the first is that… Read more
22 July 2019
Sabah should adopt the successful Cavendish banana farm business model in Cambodia to meet the demands of the local and export market, said State Agriculture and Food Industry Minister Datuk Junz Wong. “This is an investment that Sabah needs and it is a product that the state can and should be producing for both the local and export markets,” he said in a statement today. Junz had visited… Read more
23 July 2019
The Health Ministry yesterday launched the Cambodia Nutrition Project 2019-2024 to promote the health of children and women in seven provinces. Health Minister Mam Bun Heng said the project costs $53 million with funding from the government, World Bank, Global Fund for Women, Children, Youth, and the Development Bank of Germany and the Australian government. He said that the project will… Read more
10 July 2019
Seeing farmers spend most of their time on their rice fields and plantations inspired a team of students to create a device that will help lessen their time working and bring them closer to their family. The team of five decided to work together to create phone app Smart Farm Assistance after meeting at the Techno Innovation Challenge Cambodia. The app will allow farmers to check data on soil… Read more
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