‘Competitive edge’: New organic legislation and logo in Cambodia aims to reform local market

Cambodia is looking to reform its local organic food products market by putting new standards and procedures into legislation, as well as presenting a new unified logo for all certified organic fruits, vegetables and other agricultural items.

The new legislation was put forth via Prakas 163 (A prakas contains rules issued by a Minister or the Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia) from the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

“[The new regulations] will adjust the implementation of Cambodian organic agricultural rules to ensure that all food products are of good quality and safe for human consumption and animal feed,” ​ said the MAFF via the prakas document.

“This prakas covers the [new Cambodian] scope of organic agricultural practices in the production and processing of initial food crops and commercial organic agricultural products, including fruits, vegetables and other food crops.”

In full: https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2020/05/20/Competitive-edge-New-organic-legislation-and-logo-in-Cambodia-aims-to-reform-local-market

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