Cambodia hopes to boost dragon fruit sales to China

Cambodian officials are hoping to capitalize on China’s appetite for dragon fruit, with exports to China growing by 77 percent on year in the first quarter of 2021.

Dragon fruit was the sixth most popular fruit import in China last quarter, with shipments valued at $165 million.

Yaing Siang Koma, the founder of the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture, has committed to helping grow a million dragon fruit trees on 1,000 hectares of land in Sambor Neak, Preah Vihear province, to supply the international market.

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