Cambodian PM urges farmers to grow organic rice

 Rice Today   |  

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the country’s rice farmers to use using organic techniques to meet the growing global demand for chemical-free products. He also stressed that over-reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides could lead to food safety concerns.

Song Saran, CEO of Amru Rice, supported the call for organic rice. Public-private-producer partnerships can have a significant effect on controlling the use of agricultural chemicals by ensuring farmers have guaranteed markets for organically grown food products, Mr. Saran said.

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