Australia has a long history working with Cambodia to develop its rice industry, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia wrote on its official Facebook page on Nov. 30.
“Through the Australian’s flagship programme, Cambodia Australia Partnership for Resilient Economic Development (CAP RED), we work together with the Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) to support the development and registrations of rice brands of premium jasmine rice (Malys Angkor), fragrant rice (Sen Kra Ob) and glutinous rice (Damnoeb Sbai Mongkul),” the source pointed out.
The embassy also extended its congratulations to Cambodia for winning the World’s Best Rice Award for the 5th time. “We were delighted to see the rice variety Phka Rumdoul win the World Best Rice Competition at the World Rice Conference held in Thailand earlier this month, where Cambodia was represented by the CRF. Congratulations Cambodia!” it said.
In Cambodia, rice is white gold – the main food for Khmer people and a major economic driver.
The Kingdom exported almost 450,000 tonnes of milled rice to markets across the world in the first nine months of this year, up 10 percent compared to the same period in 2021.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press