Commerce Minister Optimistic about the Future of Cambodia’s Pepper

Cambodia's pepper is still in a better situation and maintains regional and global markets' shares though there is a change in prices.

The remarks were made by Minister of Commerce H.E. Pan Sorasak while presiding over the closing ceremony of the 2nd Pepper Forum held here yesterday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Commerce's news release.

The ministry has been currently cooperating with development partners to prepare leadership structure and precise supply network with appropriate policy in order to ensure the sustainable development of Cambodia's pepper sector, H.E. Minister said, adding that this sector will become as strong as rice/paddy and cassava sectors in the near future.

On the occasion, H.E. Pan Sorasak gave some recommendations for the development of pepper sector and requested national and international experts to speed up the drafting of policy on pepper which focuses on trade facilitation, cost reduction, logistics, growing techniques, together with safety system, quality, trade mark, logo of Cambodia's pepper, and so on.

To date, pepper is planted in 19 provinces on about 6.678 hectares of land area with an annual yield of over 20,000 tons.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press