Ministry, Private Firms Cooperate to Boost Cambodia’s Safe Agricultural Products

Sixteen contracts and two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) have been signed to boost Cambodia’s safe agricultural products such as vegetables, cassava, yellow watermelon, mango, and chicken.

The agreements were signed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and representatives of private firms, under the presidency of H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Phnom Penh on Monday.

Senior officials of the Ministries of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Economy and Finance, as well as delegates from IFAD, development partners, private sector, donors and vegetable production groups also witnessed the official signing.

The agreements are part of the so-called ASPIRE – Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension.

Addressing the function, H.E. Meas Piseth, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, spoke highly of ASPIRE, stressing that this programme contributed significantly to safe food supply and market for domestic vegetables, reducing imported agricultural products.

It also sustains the quantity of food supply in Cambodia and further develops the agricultural sector, he added.