Cambodia’s agriculture ministry ties up with Grow Asia

ricefieldcambodia deptforeignaffairs flickrGrow Asia plans to survey production of Cambodia's main crops such as rice. (Image source: DeptofForeignAffairsandTrade/Flickr)Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has entered a partnership with Grow Asia to boost the country’s agriculture sector

Grow Asia, a part of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the ASEAN secretariat, is a forum for different agriculture stakeholders where they can discuss and develop sustainable and inclusive agricultural practices.

MAFF secretary of state Ty Sokhun said, “Now, we are creating a partnership between the private sector and producers. We want to link our farmers from the field to the markets so that they can receive reasonable prices for their crops.”

Cambodia’s International Business Chamber has been instrumental in establishing ties between Grow Asia and Cambodia’s public and private sector, by directing foreign investments and promoting sustainable business practices.

In Cambodia, Grow Asia will focus on understanding the agricultural sector’s challenges and network with key stakeholders. Initially, crops like rice, cassava, chilli pepper, corn, rubber will be given importance, following which livestock and fisheries will be scrutinised.

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