Koh Trong island, Cambodia

Pomelos have gained wider recognition due to Geographical Indication

Cambodia shipped out 34,918.44 tons of pomelos to international markets in the first eleven months of 2021, representing a nearly 120 per cent year-on-year surge. Thailand was the main buyer during this period, with 34,854 tons. It was followed by Vietnam with 64.44 tons.

In June 2018, the “Koh Trong Pomelo” was awarded the prestigious GI status by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. A farmer in Koh Trong said the pomelos specifically grown on the island have gained wider recognition due to the geographical indication (GI) tag: “Koh Trong pomelos are very abundant during October-November, but now in December they’re starting to get scarce, so prices are also higher, ranging from 7,000-8,000 riel [$1.72-1.97] a pop.”

Source: phnompenhpost.com

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