AKP Phnom Penh, The cultivation land of coffee plantations in Mondulkiri province has doubled this year, thanks to rising trend of coffee consumption in Cambodia, particularly in Phnom Penh.
According to Mr. Seng Se, Head of Mondulkiri Provincial Department of Agriculture, the total land surface used to grow coffee in 2018 is 206 hectares � 132 hectares of which are operated by private companies, while the rest belongs to small-scale coffee farmers.
With increasing demand for it, Mondulkiri will continue to expand its coffee plantations in years to come, he underlined when hosting a media trip to the province's coffee farms.
He added that Mondulkiri province alone is capable of producing about 300 tons of coffee a year, and current market price for coffee grain is US$2.5 per kilogramme.
Of the mentioned coffee growing, about 40 hectares are being grown by the province's indigenous farmers called Pnong using an organic approach supported by Cambodia Centre for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC).
During the recent years, Cambodia's demand for coffee is noticeably increasing, and Vietnam and Laos are the major countries from which Cambodia have been importing coffee.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press