Farmers in Battambang province have secured markets through the contract farming supplying agricultural products for processing into spices and food supplements for domestic markets and exports.

Granted fund from the USAID under the Cambodia Harvest2 project, Ringacam has been working with two agricultural cooperatives composed of 120 families in Samlot district, Battambang province on the project of increasing production of agricultural crops.

Mr. Heu Vannak, Director of the Ringacam, said the Cambodia Harvest2’s assistance has help his enterprise continued in the light of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Under this project, Ringacam has collaborated with two farming communities in Samlot district, Battambang province, and provided GAP training to 120 farmers, cultivating various crops including turmeric, banana, and ginger and contracted with farmers to ensure sustainable supply and distribution in the market,” he said.

Mr. Heu Vannak stated that the enterprise processes the harvested agricultural products according to GMP and HACCP standards for consumers and partners acceptable for resell with confidence as a product with high hygiene and verified technical standards.

The enterprise also cooperates and seeks partners to distribute products abroad through the Cambodian Food Processing Community, the Cambodian Pepper and Spices Federation, the Cambodian Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises, Cambodian Entrepreneurs, especially the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce, he said.

“We supply processed products to the local market in Cambodia and we are trying to seek partners to distribute at overseas markets by participating in national and international exhibitions through trade fairs and business to business meeting with manufacturers, distributors and consumers,” he said.

Mr. Mak Ny, President of the Cambodian Pepper and Spices Federation, applauded the move and said researches on the collection of the data of agricultural crops for spices will be made.

“The association will conduct researches more about the potential of crops used for processing for products,” he said.

Ringacam, established in 2016 with the Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, is a local natural agricultural processing handicraft in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

Related Post

Categories

Monthly Archives