Cambodia’s Organic Rise Export on the Upturn

Demand for organic rice is on the upturn both in domestic and international markets, according to local media report.

The report examined the trend grounding on positive performance of a leading local non-governmental organisation known as CEDAC � Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture � that promotes organic rice growing and exports.

CEDAC Executive Director Mr. Sam Vitou was quoted claiming that his organisation has so far purchased almost 5,000 tons of organic rice from farmers � the amount that doubles last year, thanks to the increasing demand for the product.

According to the executive director, the increase has been driven by both local and international markets; and the current biggest markets for the organic rice are the United States of America and Hong Kong of China.

Inspired by the trend, CEDAC is expected to encourage some 2,500 farmer households in ten provinces of Cambodia to produce 12,000 tons of organic rice for 2017-2018.

The exporting organic rice, emphasised the source, undergoes standardised technical testing for harmful chemical substances in order to guarantee the product quality among the customers.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press