Tbong Khmum
Barren poles with dying pepper plants at a farm in Da commmune in Tbong Khmum on July 25, 2022. (Sarum Sreynat/VOD)

Seasoned Farmers Say Pepper Prices Falling, Crops Dying 

Tbong Khmum pepper farmers say they’re abandoning their fields as the crop’s appeal has withered under poor prices and bad harvests, with one agriculture official blaming bad farming habits on the decline.