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Prime Minister Hun Sen (center) observes fish and frog ponds at the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Center in Prey Veng province in a photo posted to Hun Sen’s Facebook page on July 14, 2020.

Covid-19 to Help Boost Cambodia’s Agricultural Sector, Hun Sen Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has touted Cambodia’s “strong” agricultural sector as a solution to economic pressures during the global pandemic, though some observers doubt agriculture could make up for garment sector losses due to Covid-19 and the pending withdrawal of some E.U. trade perks.

View of rice fields in Battambang province's Thma Koul district in July 2019 (Supplied)

Drought Hits 150,000 Hectares of Rice Fields

About 150,000 hectares of rice fields in 10 provinces are suffering from drought, according to Agriculture Ministry figures, with farmers in some areas saying more than half their crops are dying.

A cashew farmer in Kampong Thom province (Hun Dimo/VOD)

As Prices Plunge, Cashew Farmers Struggle

Cashew farmers here in Kraya commune say plunging nut prices are leaving them unable to repay high-interest loans or support their families, creating insolvency fears even amid a bumper harvest.