Cambodia’s gradual pivot to bananas

Cambodia’s banana production has, in recent years, been steadily growing. A number of rubber farmers have pivoted to the popular fruit as way to make more money, with exports to China showing great potential.

Along the country’s eastern border, the basaltic red soil is known to sustain larger rubber plantations, however the soil has its benefits in banana cultivation, too.

According to VOA Khmer, banana plantations are increasing in order to take advantage of a recent free trade agreement recently penned by Cambodia and China.

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