Cambodia calls on rice millers, exporters to buy paddy

The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) has called on all rice millers and exporters to keep buying paddy rice to ease oversupply in the market, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The call came after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen made a decision to suspend the export of paddy rice and white rice from April 5.

The Khmer Times quoted the CRF as saying that in order to help farmers in this difficult period, the Cambodian Government has provided loans for rice millers and exporters via the state-owned Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) to buy paddy from farmers.

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