Cambodia Marks First Cassava’s Day

The first ever Cassava’s Day was celebrated in Battambang, a northwestern province yesterday to promote the cassava production, according to the Ministry of Commerce’s news release.

Taking place in conjunction with Cassava Showcase and Cassava’s Contest 2017, the event was presided over by H.E. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, with 800 participants who are provincial authorities, civil servants, farmers, representatives of private sector and NGOs.

H.E. Pan Sorasak said the celebration is aimed to boost the cassava production and export to international markets.

This event will create market orientation through the establishment of networks between farmers, manufacturers and exporters from one area to another, and provide opportunity for all stakeholders to outline challenges, exchange information and share knowledge, he underlined.

Cambodia expanded the cassava cultivation area from 400,000 hectares in 2011 to some 574,000 hectares in 2015 with a total yield of 13 million tons. Vietnam and Thailand are the biggest markets for Cambodian cassava products.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press