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Price increase driving up pig production in Cambodia

The daily local demand for pork is currently between 8,000 and 9,000 pigs. The Kingdom must import 2,000-3,000 pigs daily to keep up. Photo Credit to Heng Chivoan.

Improvement in the price of live pigs has steadily pushed up domestic pig production, Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) president Srun Pov said on Thursday.

This comes amid government efforts to encourage investors and breeders to ramp up capacity to keep up with local demand and enable the Kingdom to export in the future, he said.

Early last month, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries issued a directive on stepping up agricultural production promotion campaigns in a bid to increase food production and animal husbandry to meet domestic and international demand.

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