The Second Cambodian Rice Festival was held at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeetra on November 18, 2014. The event was graced by many dignitaries, including Senior Ministers of Commerce and Tourism, Secretary of State from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries from the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Ambassador of the European Union, First Counsellor of the French Embassy, Country Director of the World Bank and IFC in Cambodia. On hand to greet and welcome the guests are the President of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), various Farmers Communities, Rice Traders, Millers, and Students.
The highlight of this event was the Rice Competition opened to all local Cambodian rice exporters, millers and farmer cooperatives in order to select the best quality rice grown locally but exported throughout the world.
Mekong Oryza Trading was among the winners to receive one of the awards for our entry into the Premium Jasmine Rice category. Representatives from the Cambodia Chefs Federation (CCF) were invited to judge and decide on the winning entries. In addition, Mekong Oryza Trading was submitting the best Cambodian Phka Romduol sample intended for competition the award World’s Best Rice 2014.