Promotion of Pepper Production Urged to Reach More Foreign Markets

The Cambodian Pepper and Spices Federation (CPSF) has been keen to ensure the sustainability of pepper production and export.

The quality pepper will gain market access as Cambodia is seeking to diversify markets, said CPSF President Mr. Mak Ny.

“The CPSF and relevant ministries and stakeholders are working together to encourage farmers and producers to build capacity in producing pepper with quality and meet the market’s required standard,” Mr. Mak Ny said.

The federation last week organised a forum on Pepper Outlook 2022 in Phnom Penh, giving floor to farmers, pepper producers, and packaging, processing, and exporting companies to discuss and share challenges, future plans, and the growing of safe and organic pepper.

The forum provided an opportunity for the participants to garner more information and understanding about the global pepper business, technical barriers, and obstacles to pepper export, he said.

Good agricultural practices and organic farming are ways that farmers and producers can apply to their farming to get quality commodity, he added.

“We continue to produce safe pepper to meet the market demand. We have a clear vision to improve the quality of pepper for the international market competition,” the CPSF president underlined.

Cambodia’s 6,935 hectares of pepper plantations yield around 18,373 tonnes per year, according to the federation’s report.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries urged pepper farmers who own processing units to register their plantations and processing plants with the ministry for eligibility in the export of the commodity to China.

After the application, concerned officers will evaluate the processing unit as per the technical procedures.

The ministry will send names of plantations and pepper processing and packaging factories to China in early January 2023 for final inspection and evaluation before starting the official export.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press