Phnom Penh: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on 24th April 2020 sets out some important and urgent guidelines to increase and strengthen the focus on production, ensure food security. Sufficient to meet local needs in circumstances where the country is at risk from Kov-19.
The key recommendations, made in line with the high recommendation of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, called for “citizens to strive for Cultivate agricultural production, including livestock, rice and crop production to increase supply to meet local demand and take advantage of opportunities This creates opportunities for agriculture as we block imports from outside to participate in the prevention and control of the spread of infectious diseases. Global Coverage-19 ”.
HE Veng Sakhon led the meeting to gather key inputs that the subordinate units have been implementing, especially the three main units: General Department of Agriculture (Rice and Crop Production) General Department of Animal Health and Animal Production (Livestock) and Fisheries Administration (Aquaculture) Continue Be more efficient and timely.
The meeting was attended by HE Lok Chumteav, Secretary of State, Under Secretary of State, Advisor to Delegation of the Royal Government of Cambodia. Agriculture, Animal Health and Animal Production, Fisheries Administration, Forestry Administration, Rubber Departments, Departments across 25 Capital / Provinces and Project Management Unit.
To take on the responsibility of ensuring food security in the context of our country facing crisis, the Minister of Agriculture Veng Sakhorn has put Issues a number of sub-national measures, including:
First. In addition to the intensification of the rice crop, a number of important crop diversifications should also be considered for growing vegetables around the home and raising livestock. To increase income, ensure food security, create employment opportunities and reduce the consequences of people in this circumstance.
2. Utilize the latest technological innovations so farmers can control production. Use water-less technology for post-harvest support infrastructure (technical support, maintenance and processing) . Select production site near water source to submit 'Rural Electrification Fund' to obtain electricity for night pumping .
3rd. Select a community with sufficient potential and capacity for large-scale vegetable production, plan production and supply according to market needs. Establish a marketing network to engage buyers and the production community with the goal of sustaining market supply through contract farming practices. .
Fourth. Effectively addressing the needs of the rural poor: agricultural technology training, community development, farming Family farming, seeding of seeds, establishing a rice bank, agribusiness, and improving agricultural information dissemination Con village and commune. Encourage farmers, migrants who return to Cambodia, and unemployed workers to diversify their farming (raising chickens, fish and vegetables) .
5th. Promote diversification, diversification and agribusiness for the supply of small-scale handicrafts and local industries To maximize value added and revenue. Encourage growing vegetables and fruit trees to ensure local consumption and step in to replace imported vegetables. Promote livestock and aquaculture in all respects, especially the use of the Government's $ 50 million special financing package through the Development Bank Rural and agricultural.
In this case, the relevant department needs to facilitate how farmers and farming communities can use the cash to increase their production. The body doubles down.
6th. All Provincial Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries shall cooperate actively in strengthening the structure of the agricultural community, village veterinary agencies, community forestry and fishing communities . All agencies need to think more about budget appropriation in line with the priorities of the 2020 budget plan. High saving spirit. Adequate preparation is needed to start the 2020-2021 production season on time.
7th. The Department of Animal Health and the Fisheries Administration shall cooperate with the private sector in the production of animal feed, livestock and fish, ensuring both quantity and quality Production productivity especially increases partnerships with farmers.
8th. All three General Departments, including the 25 Capital / Provincial Departments, must cooperate to prevent the importation of illicit agricultural products to protect local agricultural prices and to provide opportunities Local Producers ៕ By: Beauty