Cambodia to open “smart farming” center

Smart farming could improve productivity and yields for Cambodian farmers

Cambodia in a cooperation with the South Korean government has started negotiations to enter a deal on a “Smart Farm Project,” an initiative by a South Korean university.

According to the Phnom Penh Post, officials of the two countries discussed Cambodia’s problems with agriculture, which include low-tech production practices with modest yields and surplus production without sufficient market access, among others.

The envisaged cooperative project, helped by the Konkuk University of the Republic of Korea, will entail establishing a national technical training center, providing training courses for technical officers and farmers in Cambodia’s capital and from agricultural provinces, developing crops on an area of about 100 hectares and researching potential crops for production and marketing.

It is expected that a respective memorandum of understanding will be signed by mid-March. So far, it has not been decided where the center would be located as studies need to be done which area of what province might be the most appropriate site for it, officials said.

Easternmost province proposed for smart farming project

Agriculture minister Veng Sakhon said the ministry has been working on this for almost two months now to prepare a draft study on the project. But he noted that the most important thing was to concentrate on disseminating new technologies to farmers in Cambodia because most of them are not really aware of “smart farming” practices.

According to Sakhon, Cambodia’s easternmost province of Mondulkiri might be chosen as the location for this project because it has moderate weather and can grow local produces that are indigenous to Cambodia’s central region and would not grow elsewhere in the country.

“Mondulkiri can turn the site into a potato seed research center and also study other crops suitable to upland and colder regions to build diversity in Cambodia’s domestic supply of agricultural products, instead of importing them from other countries,” the minister said.



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Smart farming could improve productivity and yields for Cambodian farmers Cambodia in a cooperation with the South Korean government has started negotiations to enter a deal on a “Smart Farm Project,” an initiative by a South Korean university. According to the Phnom Penh Post, officials of the two countries discussed Cambodia’s problems with agriculture, which include low-tech production practices with modest yields and surplus production without sufficient market access, among others.The envisaged cooperative project, helped by the Konkuk University of the Republic of Korea, will entail establishing a national technical training center, providing training courses for technical officers and farmers...

Smart farming could improve productivity and yields for Cambodian farmers

Cambodia in a cooperation with the South Korean government has started negotiations to enter a deal on a “Smart Farm Project,” an initiative by a South Korean university.

According to the Phnom Penh Post, officials of the two countries discussed Cambodia’s problems with agriculture, which include low-tech production practices with modest yields and surplus production without sufficient market access, among others.

The envisaged cooperative project, helped by the Konkuk University of the Republic of Korea, will entail establishing a national technical training center, providing training courses for technical officers and farmers in Cambodia’s capital and from agricultural provinces, developing crops on an area of about 100 hectares and researching potential crops for production and marketing.

It is expected that a respective memorandum of understanding will be signed by mid-March. So far, it has not been decided where the center would be located as studies need to be done which area of what province might be the most appropriate site for it, officials said.

Easternmost province proposed for smart farming project

Agriculture minister Veng Sakhon said the ministry has been working on this for almost two months now to prepare a draft study on the project. But he noted that the most important thing was to concentrate on disseminating new technologies to farmers in Cambodia because most of them are not really aware of “smart farming” practices.

According to Sakhon, Cambodia’s easternmost province of Mondulkiri might be chosen as the location for this project because it has moderate weather and can grow local produces that are indigenous to Cambodia’s central region and would not grow elsewhere in the country.

“Mondulkiri can turn the site into a potato seed research center and also study other crops suitable to upland and colder regions to build diversity in Cambodia’s domestic supply of agricultural products, instead of importing them from other countries,” the minister said.



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