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Israel eyes telecoms and agriculture sectors

In Agriculture,Business on March 14, 2009 by viCheth

PP Post, Written by George McLeod



Israeli ambassador to Thailand, Yael Rubinstein.

In this exclusive interview with the Post, Business Editor George McLeod meets with Israel’s ambassador to Thailand to discuss her country’s plans to build business and political links with Cambodia.
Why is Israel interested in Cambodia?
We see Cambodia as a very interesting market, and we want to explore a number of avenues for cooperation, especially agriculture and telecommunications.  Israel is a world leader in agriculture and we need to share our know-how….  In terms of agriculture, there are two areas of cooperation – the first is water management. As you know, Israel is a desert country, but when people come to Israel, they see green fields. The reason is that we have good technology. The second is we want to work on desalinisation.
Cambodia has seen a lot of interest from other Middle Eastern countries  including Qatar, Kuwait and Iran. Is this geopolitical competition?
No, [Cambodia] is a very interesting market, and I think it is no surprise that other countries are interested. I have no doubt that our products in telecommunications and agriculture are the best, so I have no doubt we will be more convincing for the Cambodian government.
But I am welcoming any competition from any other country, whether we have diplomatic relations with them or not.
But isn’t the Israeli agriculture sector losing money and dependent on government subsidies?
That used to be the case – at first, the government had to subsidise, but in the last decades, most companies have been privatised….
Of course, the government is supporting agriculture though, but not financially.

  My first aim is to encourage a higher-level delegation led by [Cambodian] ministers to visit israel.

What is the government’s role in expanding ties?
Of course, the Israeli government is supporting our companies … but as Israeli ambassador, my job is to open doors. That means meeting ministers and supporting the private sector. After I open the door, it is up to private companies.
Israeli telecoms and IT companies are also leaders in security and surveillance. Are you in talks with the government over providing surveillance equipment?
This isn’t something we have discussed. Of course, if the Cambodians raised this, we would be able to discuss it.
Your new foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is from the far right and seen as a hardliner – will this make it difficult to improve relations with Asia?
I think Mr Lieberman is an impressive person and it will be very interesting to meet with his colleagues … I want to remind you that [Ariel] Sharon was also seen as hardline, but he pulled out of Lebanon and Gaza. So the term hardliner is a question of views, but I am positive the Netanyahu government will be very forthcoming.
In the UN, Cambodia has voted against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Do you have any views on that?
Our position is for a two-state solution and a Palestinian state existing side-by-side with Israel, so we are in favour of a two-state solution. We have no political dispute with Cambodia.
What developments can we expect in Israel-Cambodia relations for 2009?
My first aim is to encourage a higher-level delegation led by ministers to visit Israel, and we want the Cambodian foreign minister to come to Cambodia. We want more political dialogue. We need to upgrade relations with Cambodia.
Will Israel set up an embassy?
That is possible, but it depends on the budget.


Middle East targets land, energy deals

In Agriculture,Business on March 14, 2009 by viCheth

PP Post, Written by George Mcleod


Cambodia’s traditional sectors are foundering in the wake of the global financial crisis, but the Kingdom’s farmlands could bring billions from Middle Eastern countries seeking food security.


BANGKOK – With high-profile government visits and massive deals in the works, Middle Eastern countries are competing to carve out an economic and political stake in Cambodia. Land leases and energy agreements are being negotiated by Kuwait and Qatar, while Israeli companies are hoping to ink agricultural technology and telecoms contracts. 
Governments are backing the push into Cambodia, and the prime ministers of Kuwait and Qatar already visited last year.
Israel is joining the game, with its first major delegation scheduled to arrive Monday. Iran is also taking a role under its Look East policy to boost Asian trade in the face of Western sanctions.
Analysts say growing Middle Eastern interest puts Cambodia on the map and in the middle of a power contest for political and economic footholds in Asia.
"In a way, the economic crisis has made Asia an even greater focus for the Middle East because there is more competition for markets," said Middle East expert Yossi Mekelberg from Chatham House in London.
"Middle Eastern countries are attracted to Cambodia in part because [Cambodia] doesn’t care about the Arab-Israeli conflict, or about politics.
[Cambodia] wants investment. It gives Middle Eastern countries soft power in the region," he said.

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In Agriculture on March 14, 2009 by viCheth

RFA, ដោយ កែវពេជ្រ មេត្តា


កសិករ​មួយចំនួន​នៅ​ស្រុក​ត្រាំកក់ ខេត្ត​តាកែវ បាន​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា ដំណាំ​រួមផ្សំ​ផ្សេងៗ​ដូចជា​បន្លែ​ត្រប់ សណ្ដែក ត្រសក់​ជាដើម ដែល​ដាំ​ដុះ​មក​នោះ​លក់​មិន​បាន​ថ្លៃ​ទេ​ដែល​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​ប៉ះពាល់​ដល់​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​គ្រួសារ។

RFA Photo/Keopich Metta

អ្នក​យក​ព័ត៌មាន​វិទ្យុ​អាស៊ីសេរី (ឆ្វេង) សម្ភាស​កសិករ​នៅ​ស្រុក​ត្រាំកក់ ខេត្ត​តាកែវ កាលពី​ថ្ងៃ​៩ មីនា ២០០៩។


បើ​គេ​ធ្វើ​ដំណើរ​កាត់​តាម​ភូមិ​មួយចំនួន​នៃ​ឃុំ​ត្រាំកក់ ខេត្ត​តាកែវ​នោះ គេ​នឹង​ឃើញ​ផ្ទៃ​ដី​ស្រែ​ភាគ​ច្រើន​មាន​ពណ៌​បៃតង​ខៀវ​ស្រងាត់ បើ​ទោះ​បី​ជា​ពេល​នេះ​គឺ​ជា​រដូវ​ប្រាំង​ហួត​ហែង​គ្មាន​ទឹក​ភ្លៀង​ធ្លាក់​មក​យ៉ាង​ណា​ក៏​ដោយ។

ចំពោះ​ទិដ្ឋភាព​ពណ៌​បៃតង​នោះ​គឺ​ជា​ដំណាំ​អនុផល​ផ្សេងៗ​របស់​អ្នក​ភូមិ​ក្នុង​ឃុំ​នោះ​ដែល​គេ​បាន​នាំ​គ្នា​ធ្វើការ​ដាំដុះ​បន្ទាប់​ពី​បាន​ច្រូត​កាត់​ប្រមូល​ផល​ស្រូវ​រួច។ ដំណាំ​ទាំង​នោះ​រួម​មាន​ដូច​ជា​ត្រសក់ ត្រឡាច ត្រប់ ល្ពៅ សណ្ដែក ឪឡឹក។ល។។

ប្រជាកសិករ​នៅ​ឃុំ​ត្រាំកក់​បាន​ឲ្យ​ដឹង​ថា ការដាំ​ដំណាំ​អនុផល​ទាំងអស់​នេះ​គឺ​ជា​គំនិត​ច្នៃ​ប្រឌិត​ក្នុង​ការប្រើប្រាស់​ដី​ស្រែ​មិន​ឲ្យ​នៅ​ទំនេរ​ដើម្បី​បាន​ប្រាក់​ចំណូល​ខ្លះ​រួមផ្សំ​គ្នា​នឹង​ការធ្វើ​ស្រែ ពីព្រោះ​ការធ្វើ​ស្រែ​តែ​ម្យ៉ាង​មិន​អាច​ជួយ​ទ្រទ្រង់​ជីវភាព​រស់នៅ​បាន​ទេ។

ស្ដ្រី​កសិករ​មួយ​រូប​ឈ្មោះ ណយ ថាម រស់​នៅ​ភូមិ​ត្រពាំង​ឫស្សី​ដែល​ជា​ភូមិ​មួយ​ក្នុង​ចំណោម​ភូមិ​ដែល​ដាំ​ដំណាំ​រួមផ្សំ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ឃុំ​ត្រាំកក់​នោះ​បាន​បញ្ជាក់​ថា រូប​គាត់​ក៏​ដូច​ជា​គ្រួសារ​ដទៃ​ទៀត​នៅ​ក្នុង​ឃុំ​នេះ គឺ​ដោយសារ​បាន​ដាំ​ដំណាំ​អនុផល​ផ្សែងៗ​នេះ​បាន​ធ្វើ​ឲ្យ​សេដ្ឋកិច្ច​ក្នុង​គ្រួសារ​របស់​គេ​មាន​សភាព​គ្រាន់បើ​មិន​ពិបាក​ពេក។

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In Agriculture,Financial Crisis on March 10, 2009 by viCheth

RFI, ដោយ គី សុខលីម

អត្ថបទចុះផ្សាយកាលពីថ្ងៃទី 09/03/2009 កែប្រែលើកចុងក្រោយកាលពីថ្ងៃទី  10/03/2009 09:20 ម៉ោងសកល


រដូវ​ប្រ​មូល​ផល​មើម​ដំឡូង​មី​បាន​មក​ដល់​ហើយ​សម្រាប់​ឆ្នាំ​នេះ​ប៉ុន្តែ​ប្រជាកសិករ​ខ្មែរ​មួយ​ចំនួន​ធំ​ដែល​ដាំ​ដំណាំ​នេះ​មិន​សម្តែង​សេចក្តី​ត្រេកអរ​នោះ​ទេ។ មូលហេតុ​គឺ​ដោយសារ​តម្លៃ​ដំឡូងមី​បាន​ធ្លាក់​ថ្លៃ​ជាង​ពាក់​កណ្តាល​ហើយ​ម្យ៉ាង​ទៀត​ឧបសគ្គ​ធំ​សម្រាប់​កសិករ​នោះ​គឺ​រឿង​អត់​ទី​ផ្សារ​តែ​ម្តង។ ប្រជាកសិករ​ខ្មែរ​នៅ​ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​បន្ទាយមានជ័យ​និង​ក្នុង​ខេត្ត​បាត់ដំបង​ជាប់​ព្រំ​ប្រ​ទល់​ប្រទេស​ថៃ​គឺ​អ្នក​ដាំ​ដំឡូងមី​ច្រើន​ជាង​គេ​បំផុត។ ប្រជាកសិករ​នៅ​ក្នុង​តំ​បន់​នេះ​បាន​ត្អូញ​ត្អែរ​ថា​ពួក​គេ​មិន​អាច​លក់​ផលិតផល​មើម​ដំឡូង​មី​ទៅ​អោយ​ភា​គី​ថៃ​បាន​ដូច​រៀង​រាល់​ឆ្នាំ​នោះ​ទេ​ពី​ព្រោះ​ភា​គី​ថៃ​បាន​ហាម​ឃាត់​ការ​នាំ​ចូល​ដំ​ឡូង​មី​ពី​កម្ពុជា។ បញ្ហា​នេះ​ត្រូវ​បាន​គេ​ពន្យល់​ថា​គឺ​ដោយ​សារ​ប្រទេស​ថៃ​មាន​ផលិតផល​ដំឡូង​មី​ច្រើន​ពេក​នៅ​ឆ្នាំនេះ។

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Organic rice set to be exported to Germany and United States

In Agriculture,Business on September 30, 2008 by viCheth


PhnomPenhPost, Written by Khouth Sophakchakrya , Tuesday, 30 September 2008


CEDAC says the plan would see more than 230 tonnes of organic rice exported, boosting incomes of rural farmers in Cambodia

THE Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC) will export more than 230 tonnes of organic milled rice to Germany and America, Yang Saing Koma, president of CEDAC, told the Post on Thursday.

The shipments would include 200 tonnes to Germany for Rickmers Rice in November and another 30 tonnes to America for the Lotus Food Co early next year.

“We now have more than 600 tonnes of organic milled rice to sell locally and to export to Germany and the United States,” Yang Saing Koma Koma said.

This year, CEDAC plans to buy about 2,000 tonnes of organic paddy rice, up from 1,200 tonnes it bought last year.
“We hope farmers will increase their production of organic paddy rice with market demand,” Yang Saing Koma Koma said, adding: “The price we provide to farmers is always 10 to 20 percent higher than the market price.”
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សមាគម​ប្រទេសនាំចេញ​​អង្ករ(Oper)៖ ហេតុអ្វី​បាន​ជា ប្រទេស​កម្ពុជា​មានបំណង​ចង់​បង្កើត​សមាគមនេះ?

In Agriculture,Business,Economy on May 13, 2008 by viCheth

ដោយ Ros Dina et Laurent Le Gouanvic


បង្កើត​ Oper រឺ មិន​បង្កើត Oper ៖ នេះគឺជា​បញ្ហា​ដែល​ត្រូវ​ពិភាក្សា​គ្នា។ កាល​ពីពីរ​សប្តាហ៍មុន​នេះ សំណើរ​បង្កើត​សមាគម​ប្រទេសនាំចេញ​អង្ករ​( Oper) មួយ ដែល​ផ្តួច​ផ្តើម​គំនិត​ដោយ​សម្តេច​នាយករដ្ឋមន្ត្រីហ៊ុន សែន ក្នុងឆ្នាំ​២០០៥ និង​មាន​ការ​គាំទ្រ​នាពេល​ថ្មីៗនេះ​ ពីសំណាក់​​​នាយក​មន្ត្រី​ថៃ បាន​ធ្វើអោយមាន​ការ​ពិភាក្សា​លើ​ឆាក​អន្តរជាតិស្តី​ពី​​ប្រឆាំង​នឹង​ការឡើង​តម្លៃចំណីអាហារ។ បើ​ទោះ​បី​ជា​​ ​​មិនមាន​ការ​យល់ស្រប​​​ពី​ធនាគារអភិវឌ្ឍន៍​​អាស៊ី និង​បណ្តា​ប្រទេស​នាំ​ចូល​ជាច្រើន​ទៀត និង​នាយក​រដ្ឋមន្រ្តី​ថៃ​ផ្លាស់​ប្តូរ​គំនិត​គាំទ្រក៏ដោយ​  ក៏​រាជ​រដ្ឋាភិបាល​​​​កម្ពុជា​នៅតែ​បន្ត​គាំទ្រ​គោលនយោបាយ​មួយនេះ​ដដែល។

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