Kampot pepper along with other organic and non-GI peppers are struggling with market’ demand as sales fall drastically.
Cambodian pepper has been exported to 13 foreign markets in the first four months of this year.
Less than half of Kampot pepper harvested last year was sold in the traditional way.
Cambodia has asked Myanmar to consider importing Kampot pepper.
Production of Kampot pepper, the first Cambodian product to obtain geographical indication status, is expected to drop.
The Kampot Pepper Promotion Association exported 60 tonnes of Kampot pepper during the first nine months of 2017 and aims to reach 80 tonnes by the end of the year.
Kampot pepper expects 80 tonnes to go on the export market, thanks to demand and increased production.
About 45 tonnes of Kampot pepper were sold and three countries are negotiating to purchase the 35 tonnes left in stock.