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Natural disasters cause crop failure pushing up cassava prices in Cambodia

Updated Nov 19, 2020
According to Mr. Say Sophat, this year Pailin farmers planted about 40,000 hectares of cassava and this item was mainly exported to Thailand and Vietnam due to the failure of domestic processing establishments. In Battambang province, the price of cassava at the beginning of the crop was purchased by traders at 280 Riel / kg and dried cassava at 870 Riel / kg. According to the local Chamber of Commerce, 80% of the total cassava production here is exported to Thailand. The reason for the sharp increase in cassava prices this year is due to the successive floods in recent years, causing inundation and land reclamation that damaged about 40% of the cultivated area of cassava. Since the beginning of the year, Cambodia has exported about 1.7 million tons of fresh cassava and about 1.2 million tons of cassava chips to Vietnam and Thailand. ...
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