Rainy Season Rice Cultivation Achieves over 66% of Yearly Plan

By early July this year, Cambodian farmers have completed their rainy season rice cultivation on some 1,664,316 hectares, equal to 66,20 percent of the yearly plan, about 212,049 hectares faster than the same period last year.

The figures were shared in a recent report of the General Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Beside rainy season rice, it pointed out, around 27,582 hectares of land were covered with subsidiary food crops and 735,293 hectares others with industrial crops, some 1,196 and 35,583 hectares faster, respectively.

Agriculture sector remains a key sector for the development of Cambodia. Anyway, agriculture alone cannot make a country developed, but the combination of all the three sectors � agriculture, industry and services.

Even though we are promoting the industrial sector, we do not overlook the agricultural one. We will continue developing it, [] but meanwhile we must also boost the industry and services, said Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen at a get-together with factory workers in Kandal province recently.

Agriculture contributes some 25 percent to the country's GDP, while the industry and services share about 30 and 45 percent, respectively.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press