Cambodia signs MoU with Japan’s Yamato Green for ‘safe vegetable’

phuc long aqrIcYonB o unsplashThe Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Cambodia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan’s Yamato Green on the development of the ‘safe vegetable’ sub-sector for the domestic market and export

The MoU was signed for various purposes. The deal will strengthen the Cambodia-Japan friendship and cooperation with agricultural sector development.

Secondly, the contract will strengthen and expand investment cooperation and develop the production of vegetable cultivation processing, packaging exports to the domestic and overseas markets through the use of technology from Japan.

In addition, the agreement will help improve the quality of vegetable safety and the continuity of supply to meet the needs or according to consumer and export market preferences. The pact will enhance production capacity (use of value-added chain and market trends) and the use of inputs.

Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said the MoU reflects the Japanese government’s willingness to financially and technically support the development of the Cambodian vegetable production network and shape it to take advantage of the needs of the market.

“They emphasise the modernisation of all vegetable production chains, and the transformation of family operations into agro-industrial production to ensure quantity, supply, quality and security for domestic demand and export,” he said.

He concluded that in the context of economic growth, and especially in these circumstances, with the world facing the COVID-19 crisis, this MoU provides the farmers with a golden opportunity to change their production habits and methods from simply meeting their families’ needs, and to position themselves to produce for trade and meet market demand – that is, from farmers to agri-traders.

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