Established the Pepper Association of Cambodia
On November 8, 2018, the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia approved the establishment of the Cambodian Pepper Association to promote opportunities to find markets, solve and respond to agricultural problems. pepper, ensuring price stability.
Mr. Song Saran, General Director of Amru Rice co., Ltd., was selected as the Chairman of the Association, he will together with other members of pepper to help solve the problem of consumption market, price and cultivated area. Cambodian pepper.
“The purpose of the Cambodian Pepper Association is: to raise pepper prices and expand markets for products, especially pepper that does not have a geographical indication (GI) certification. Currently, Cambodian farmers grow growing.” Exported pepper is mainly sold to Vietnam and Thailand, they also want to export and sell to businesses of other countries Cambodia wants to have its own pepper export market, they do not want to export pepper in small quantity. They want Cambodian pepper to have its own brand, have a clear export market and directly solve all obstacles in the pepper industry “.
Currently, the Cambodia Pepper Association has 17 member companies, these members will operate under the guidance and assistance of the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia.
According to Mr. Song Saran, President of Cambodia Pepper Association, Cambodian farmers mainly grow black pepper, the average output is 20,000 tons per year, the price of pepper is currently at 2.5-3 USD / kg, with the price On this sale, pepper farmers are not profitable. In 2016 Cambodia Kampot pepper received a geographical indication (GI) certificate from the EU ./.