Minister and expert highlighted key measures to promote rice and other crops productions and sales in Cambodia as the country’s farmers are on the threshold of their harvest, according to the local media report.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon, as cited in the source, revealed the push of the ministry to reduce production costs.
The measures include broader coverage of irrigation and introduction of soil testing technique among farmers for them to better select the most suitable fertiliser to improve crops.
H.E. Veng Sokhon also signified stronger support from private sector especially to ensure quality and safe packaging of the crops as well as to identify best markets for them.
Dr. Ky Sereyvath, a researcher at the Royal Academy of Cambodia, echoed cost-cutting interventions of H.E. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The researcher added that the government should coordinate strategic supply schedule directly among farmers to prevent the drop of the crop price driven by too much supply at the same time.
He also encouraged the formation of farmers association that will help farmers to get loan of low interest rate from banks.
By Mom Chan Dara Soleil, AKP