Local salt producer says her company’s exports have been stuck in stasis by COVID-19.
Kampot produces around 84,000 tonnes of salt so far this year.
Koeng Sonthean: Salt production this year is enough to supply the country’s demand.
Government says that supplies of salt are secured for the remainder of the year.
Government order an increase in salt production and stockpiling.
Ministries discuss solutions to some of the challenges salt production faces.
Vietnam’s salt farmers toil in the sweltering sun to eke out a meagre living, increasingly battered by imports of the mineral and also climate woes.
Local firm Confirel will sell 100 tonnes of organic salt products to France-based Le Guerandais.
Favourable weather conditions have made it possible for salt production to resume in Kampot and Kep provinces, with producers hoping to harvest at least 100,000 tonnes this year.
The Kingdom receives a shipment of 10,000 tonnes of the salt from China.
to meet domestic demand, Cambodia has imported 5,000 tonnes of salt from China.
Local firm Confirel has teamed up Le Guérandais, a famous salt producer from France, to produce high quality salt for export.
Song DongHwan arrived in Cambodia seven years ago, but it was only in 2015 when he discovered the little community in Kampot Salt Fields, about 10 kilometres away from downtown Kampot, when he volunteered for a Korean medical mission.
Salt iodisation has been compulsory in Cambodia since 2004.
Producers associations fear salt output will be insufficient to meet local demand.
Salt producers must add iodine to their product or face losing their business licence.
Unusually rainy weather is keeping farmers away from the salt fields.
Local farmers believe they won’t be able to produce enough salt this year.
Salt from Kep may attain geographical indication status, after producer associations appeal to the Ministry of Commerce.