Cambodian Agriculture Minister Presides Over Field Day on Potato Production in a Northeastern Province

H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, presided over the Field Day on Potato Production in Cambodia held in Mondulkiri, a red-dirt northeastern province, on Aug. 8.

Ambassador of the Republic of Korea H.E. Kim Weon Jin was also present on the occasion.

Mr. Sok Kheang, Director of Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said with the financial support from Korea Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA), the Royal University of Agriculture has been cooperating with Dankook, a Korean university, in testing the planting of potato varieties in the province.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Kim Weon Jin appreciated and encouraged all stakeholders to continue their research, both in the laboratory and the field.

For his part, H.E. Veng Sakhon gave some recommendations to the stakeholders so as to boost the potato production in Cambodia and thanked the Korean government as well as the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and KOPIA for their financial and technical support to this potato research project in Cambodia.

Cambodia imports over 5,000 tons of potatoes annually to meet the local demand.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press