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Checks for rice exporters

More than 40 rice millers have applied for quality checks to allow for export to China but most have not yet reached a high enough standard, the Agriculture Ministry said. Applications were received in a second call for expressions of interest after 28 millers gained certification in the first round. Hean Vanhan, director-general of the… Read More »

Philippines, Cambodia boost cooperation on rice research, production

The Philippines and Cambodia have agreed to boost their cooperation on rice research and production following the visit to the Department of Agriculture last February 20 by officials of Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Accompanied by officials of the Los Baños-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Cambodian Agriculture Secretary Dr. Ty Sokhun informed… Read More »

Reports show Nigeria is not second largest producer of rice

peaking at a special interactive session with the youths organised by Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria (SGGN) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city recently, Shehu further called on Nigerians to be patient with the government of President Buhari as the administration was doing more to shore up the economy. “But as I speak to… Read More »

Vietnam vows to develop national rice brand

Vietnam is a big rice exporter, but the world only knows Its white rice products with different broken grain proportions. Vietnam’s rice exports do not bear a Vietnam brand, but they are put in bags with import countries’ labels. In the domestic market, Vietnam’s rice is less favored than imports from Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan and… Read More »

Rescuing Vietnam’s rice sector by improving quality, branding

Vinh Hoan Seafood Company has decided to quit rice production and export though it spent big money on building a factory and choosing high-quality rice sources for export. Analysts said that Vinh Hoan made a reasonable decision. Many other rice export companies took a loss in the last year, had to be dissolved or kept… Read More »

Cambodia’s rice exports fall sharply

Cambodia’s milled rice exports only grew by a dismal 0.7% last year compared with 2015 and this was the lowest since 2014, according to government figures released Thursday. “Last year Cambodia only exported 542,144 tonnes of milled rice and the lowest exports were in the first quarter of the year and December,” said Hean Vanhan,… Read More »

Rice Export Firms Get Go Ahead

Eighteen local rice export companies are now eligible to carry out milled rice exports to China starting from next month, according to an announcement released on Monday by the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF). The announcement added that the CRF and the Green Trade Company – under the umbrella of the Commerce Ministry – will play… Read More »

Gov’t rice loans find few takers

It has been over two months since the government made available a $27 million emergency loan package to the beleaguered rice sector, yet only 5 percent of the funds have been disbursed. Officials from the state-owned bank in charge of issuing the loans claim the low figure is proof that rice millers’ claims of facing… Read More »