Thailand bans field corn imports coming through Ban Khao Din, Cambodia’s border.
More than 10,000 hectares of corn in four provinces are destroyed by armyworm.
A directive suspends profit tax prepayments for agricultural companies.
Corn prices has risen in the second season this year to 580 riels (about $0.14) per kilo, compared to 380 riels (about $0.09) in the first season mainly due to a reduction of land under cultivation, insiders said yesterday.
After four years of research, Cambodian scientists have created the country’s first variety of hybrid corn.
Cambodia expects that crop yields of rice, corn and beans will be better than average this year, according to a prediction.
Land used in Cambodia to plant subsidiary crops increased by 9,000 hectares last year.
Ministry of Agriculture announces the selection of a number of crops that will be planted as part of a new mapping project.
China plans for ethanol biofuel by 2020, a push for corn and to clean up smog.
Corn prices have been steadily rising since the government intervened to stabilise the staple food earlier this month.