South Korea boosts vegetable production in Cambodia's Mondulkiri province

The South Korean Agriculture Department has provided assistance to boost vegetable production in Mondulkiri province, Cambodia’s northeast area, which has potential for cold-hardy vegetables.

South Korea has allocated $3.3 million for the four-year project (2021-2024) called “Demonstration and Valued Chain Linkage of High-Value Vegetable Production in Mountainous Areas of Cambodia”. The project should boost high-value vegetable production and increase farmers’ livelihoods through potato seed production development to technical planting of high-value vegetables such as cabbage, Chinese kale and potato.

Ngin Chhay,  director-general of Cambodia’s Agriculture Ministry’s Agriculture Department, has thanked South Korea for the assistance both financially and said: “This project is really important in contributing to the development and strengthening vegetable crop planting, particularly vegetables that are economically of high value to supply to the domestic market.”

He added that the project will also contribute toward ensuring a sufficient supply of vegetable production during the low season besides setting specific vegetable output schedules for the whole year. Meanwhile, all parties involved are looking at ways to add modern technology in the production chain to make the vegetable yield a comprehensive model for other practices in other areas in Cambodia.


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