May 27, 2011

Cambodia Needs 253,000 Tons of Meat for 2011


Cambodia needs some 253,000 tons of meat to supply the people’s need in 2011, H.E. Chan Sarun, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries told a Consultation Workshop on Draft Law of Animal Health and Production held here on May 25.

The Cambodian people’s need in meat sees an increase of 2.20 percent annually, from 204,000 tons in 2001 to 248,000 tons in 2010, he said.

He added that the increase of domestic animal production, which shares 6.10 percent of GDP, will contribute an important part in the national economy.

H.E. Chan Sarun also acknowledged that small, medium, and large animal production industries have been playing a major role in supplying the increasing demand of the domestic market, but they are still in the beginning step, so private sector should be encouraged to actively join in this sector.

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