After rising significantly in recent years, Cambodia’s rice production will fall this year because of a shortage of rain, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a new report.
In its second quarter Rice Market Monitor report for 2012 published on Monday, the FAO said it had revised the global forecast for rice paddy production, “following a worsening of the outlook in Asia.”
In Cambodia, the report says, 8.7 million tons of rice paddy will be produced this year, a 1 per-cent drop fro last year’s record 8.8 million tons. …
Simon Lewis and Hul Reaksmey, P. 19
http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily/ (Note: Infrequently Updated.)