Cambodia and China sign deal to set up agricultural promotion centre

Agriculture remains the most important sector of the Cambodian economy in terms of its share of GDP. (Image source: Lihi Koren/Flickr)

Cambodia and China have signed an agreement to establish a Cambodia-China Agricultural Promotion Centre to help the Southeast Asian nation develop agriculture sustainably

Ty Sokhun, agriculture secretary of Cambodia, said that the centre would provide agricultural theories as well as practical farming techniques to Cambodian farmers and experts.

“The centre will aim to develop the agriculture of the country sustainably. Moreover, it will also promote Cambodian agricultural produce in international markets, particularly Chinese ones,” added Sokhun.

Wenwen Luo, chairperson of Guangxi Forword Agricultural Technology International Cooperation, stated that the endeavour would also provide training on sustainable agricultural practices to more than 20,000 Cambodian experts and farmers.

The Cambodia-China Agricultural Promotion Centre would help develop Cambodian agriculture through better planting techniques and promote Cambodian products broadly in Chinese markets, noted Song Xiaoguo, commercial counsellor of the Chinese Embassy to Cambodia.