With the recent imposition of tariffs by the European Union, the local rice sector needs to focus on enhancing competitiveness by increasing efficiency and reducing costs, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement this week.
Food safety is an issue in Cambodia. Due to high pressure from pests and plant diseases, vegetable producers are still predominantly relying on chemical pesticides.
Agriculture Minister urges his subordinates to be on a lookout for unregulated fertiliser.
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Ministry of Agriculture officials urge farmers to produce crops using new technologies to improve harvests.
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Farmers and producers are asked to increase output to meet local demand.
Although there is no study on the impact of consuming unsafe food in Cambodia, the public has become increasingly concerned about the food they eat.
For Nel Jayaraman, the realisation that hybrid seeds, fertilisers and pesticides make farmers vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly.