The General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) has informed fragrant coconut farmers, communities and processing factories that China is prepared to import their produce. It urged cultivators on September 20 to register their farms with the body, aiming to forward a list of official suppliers and processing facilities to China by December. This initiative followed an announcement from the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh, indicating their intention to welcome fresh coconut exports from the Kingdom.
As reported by the Ministry, Cambodia had 17,000ha of coconut farms in 2022, with 14,000ha being productive. A total of 248,000 tons of the fruit were harvested last year.