Cambodia inks deal with IRRI to improve rice sector

Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on May 20 signed an agreement with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) aiming at improving the country’s rice sector through promoting research and enhancing productivity and resiliency.

Signatories to the agreement were Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon and IRRI Regional Representative for Southeast Asia Yurdi Yasmi.

The IRRI representative said the agreement marked an important step forward in the traditional collaboration over the past more than four decades between the IRRI and Cambodia in the context of Cambodia’s rice sector facing such challenges as climate change, diseases, drought and declining productivity.

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