Siem Reap: The Minister said that to promote and develop the sectorKhmer Silk Market Promotion for Small Agriculture is the starting point for public-private partnerships in leading silk businesses Developing contract farming schemes to produce raw silk for their operations.

Cambodia's Minister of Commerce, HE Pan Soeusak, presides over here this morning the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Boosting Project. Market for Small Agriculture (AIMS) and GSD PHEACH CO., LTD on Product Value Chain Development Khmer Silk Trade in Bray Village, Khnar Sanday Commune, Banteay Srey District, Siem Reap Province.

The signing ceremony was organized on the occasion of His Excellency Panha Sisowath, Minister of Commerce, at the silk factory, with the participation of HE Phal Socheat, Secretary General. Deputy of the National Committee for the Promotion of Village 1 Product 1, HE Mr. Neon, Deputy Governor of Siem Reap Provincial Council; HE Chan Sokthy, Director General of General Department of Commerce Domestic producer and marketing director for small-scale agriculture, Ms. Oum Sophea, CEO of GSP Pheach Co. HE Lok Chumteav, Lok Chumteav, leaders of the Ministry of Commerce, local leaders, local development partners, Khmer silk farmers and many other project teams.

Speaking on the occasion, HE Pan Soysak said that in order to revitalize the Cambodian silk sector, the Royal Government of Cambodia has devised a National Silk Strategy 2016 The aim is to make her child up to date with silk and silk. The Ministry of Commerce has partnered with private sector and silk development partners to address priority concerns and expand the silk sector for the national economy. Based on demand for domestic silk products and international markets.

In order to promote and develop the Cambodian silk sector, the promotion of the market for small-scale agriculture is the starting point of the partnership, he added Between the private and public sectors, the silk business is at the forefront of developing contract farming schemes to produce raw silk for their operations. These public-private partnerships also provide better quality nesting and promotion of nests. Cultivated mulberry trees by private cultivation. Through these activities, the project expects farmers to increase their profits from producing raw silk and supplying raw silk Design is a finished silk product.

Minister also mentioned that the project of coordinating multilateral forums involves actors of the silk value chain to deal with obstacles in the sector. This is technical, irrigation, credit and market diversification. At the same time, the project also partnered with GSD PHEACH CO., LTD in Siem Reap, to bring together a group of existing farmers. Already established and established a new group of farmers focusing on Khmer silk products to expand and improve their products in line with Khmer silk standards and Supports new techniques to expand silk productivity to meet market needs.

At the same time, HE Pan Soysak recommended the two signatories to work together to further develop our Cambodian silk sector. Help create jobs, reduce migration and increase incomes for farmers, silk production groups, especially the women, and contribute to the challenges Khmer Silk Value Chain with other actors and suggestions for all Cambodian silk sector Focus on the quality of its products, as quality plays an important role in the long-term strategic competition.

It should be highlighted that the market promotion project for small-scale agriculture is a joint project of the Royal Government of Cambodia and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Commerce with the goal of enhancing the prosperity of smallholder farmers in Cambodia by increasing profits by connecting agribusiness. Marketing & Marketing ៕

By: Kolab