Demand for Cambodian bananas surge

Cambodian banana exports to China increase in first five months of 2020, following market access approval last year.

Demand for Cambodia’s yellow bananas has surged since China authorised the export of the fruit last year.

Cambodia’s minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, Veng Sakhon, said advances in agricultural technology, processing, packaging and exporting has helped boost yellow banana exports, which have increased significantly during the first five months of this year.

According to the Phnom Penh Post, Long Sreng International, a Cambodian company developing agro-industrial crops, has exported 22,762 tonnes of yellow bananas since January 2020. Of that, 8,348 tonnes were exported to China and 14,414 tonnes to Vietnam.

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