Agriculture accounts for 22 percent of Cambodia’s GDP, and employs about 3 million people. Agricultural exports – including rice, cassava, maize, pepper, fresh mango, and raw palm oil – reached 4.2 million tons in 2018. U.S.-Cambodia agriculture trade is about $220 million per year, lots of potential for growth.
How much does Cambodia rely on agriculture?
Around 80% of Cambodia’s population lives in rural areas and agriculture remains the main source of employment.
What food does Cambodia import?
Cambodia – Food imports as a share of merchandise imports
Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).
What vegetables are grown in Cambodia?
– Fruit-bearing vegetables, such as tomatoes, were the most widely cultivated vegetables in the country. On the other hand, beans held one of the most prominent shares in vegetable imports in 2019. Some of the major vegetable producing areas in Cambodia include Kandal, Kampong Cham, Siem Reap, and Kampot.
Is Cambodian rice safe?
In spite of growing concern for food security and safety in Cambodia, there are almost no data on the safety and quality of Cambodian rice.
Why is Cambodia food insecure?
Cambodia is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters, with regular monsoon flooding and localized droughts. Limited and unequal access to education and health services and low investment in public infrastructure further perpetuate food insecurity and undernutrition.