Cambodia Rice Production increased due to Flood – UN’s Food & Agricultural organization (FAO) has commented that Cambodia Rice Production is likely to increase to about 6 million tons in 2013 even after the crop damages in about 128,500 hectares of Paddy land and around 160,000 tons paddy produce due to floods in past year.
The Department of Agriculture, Cambodia has said that there is increase in Cambodia’s rice production year on year due to new intensive farming techniques and use of better quality seeds. Deputy Director General also commented that there has been improved irrigation techniques introduced which is also contributing to more paddy production.
The increase will be 1% up from the previous year and the exports projected by Cambodia are to increase by around 1.4 million tons in 2014 that is 8 percent more from the previous year. The major exports from Cambodia are to Vietnam and Thailand.