What makes Cambodia so good for growing rice?
The heavy monsoon rains that hammer the country periodically between May and October, coupled with the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers flooding, provide fertile soils for rice farming, a form of agriculture that Cambodians have been devoted to for thousands of years.
Where is rice grown in Cambodia?
Cambodia’s cultivated rice land can be divided into three areas. The first and richest (producing more than one ton of rice per hectare) covers the area of the Tonle Sap Basin and the provinces of Batdambang, Kampong Thum, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Prey Veng, and Svay Rieng.
Which country has the best rice?
For the third straight year, the World Rice Conference has voted Cambodian rice as the world’s best. This year Cambodia shares the award with Thailand.
What is Cambodia’s largest export?
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: vehicles ($345 million), machinery ($27 million), food waste, animal feed ($19 million), paper, paperboard ($11 million), and plastics ($10 million). U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cambodia totaled $63 million in 2019.
How many types of rice are there in Cambodia?
Cambodian Rice is of the Indica type and comes in forms of white rice and fragrant rice with various grain lengths, degrees of translucence or chalkiness, whole kernels and various degrees of broken. Crop scientists estimate that over 3,000 varieties of rice are cultivated in Cambodia (USDA, 2010).