August 20, 2011

Cambodia imports 151,000 tons of fertilizer in first 6 months


PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia has imported 151,000 tons of chemical fertilizers and 1,700 tons of pesticide in the first half of this year, according to a statement from the Council of Ministers on Friday.

The Council of Ministers approved a draft law on the supervision of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides.

"It's expected that the country will import as many as 250, 000 tons of fertilizer per year in coming years," it added, as the demand is probably going up due to rising agricultural production.

Cambodia is known as an agrarian country where about 80 percent of 14.3 million population are farmers.

Rice is the main crop in this country. Up to 2.5 million tons of milled rice were earmarked for exports this year.

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