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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by Takmav » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:24 pm

Back on topic.......
When are these mango in season? Are they that much better than others? I eat mango every day.
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:45 pm

Invasive fruit flies detrimental to Kingdom’s mango exports
22 Jan, 2018
Cambodia’s mango shipments have been routinely blocked before making it to the international market, with the Ministry of Agriculture claiming the mangoes are not of a high enough quality to meet the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements necessary to ship outside of the Kingdom.

According to Hean Vanhan, director general at the General Directorate of Agriculture, the main obstacle for Cambodian mangoes making it to the international market has been the prevalence of fruit flies, which infest prospective shipments of the produce.

“It is not a matter of the quality of our mango – the main obstacle to the market is the fruit fly, which blocks our mango exports and makes it difficult to achieve SPS certification,” he said, adding that the SPS certificate could only be granted to shipments of mangoes devoid of “injurious pests”.

Cambodia’s annual mango production is about 1 million tonnes, Vanhan said, but the Kingdom will continue to be cut off from surrounding markets until farmers manage to rid their produce of invasive flies.

“This fly is a species that spread into Cambodia through fruit imports, and now we need to strengthen our control of imports at the border in order to prevent other pests like these flies from entering the country,” he said. “Farmers will face higher costs of production now, since they will have to use new techniques in order to prevent these flies from infesting their fruit.”
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:40 am

Kampong Speu fruit processing factory breaks ground
1 Feburary 2018
Construction began yesterday on a $10 million factory in Kampong Speu province to process fresh fruit for international export, a first for Cambodia, though Agriculture Ministry officials could not confirm it would meet international standards yesterday.

South Korea’s Hyundai Corporation Group broke ground on the 3-hectare factory in Phnom Srouch district yesterday, in the hopes that it would enable Cambodian fruits to be shipped abroad without first being sent to Vietnam or Thailand, as is currently common practice.

The factory is set to open in September and will process 1,700 tonnes of fruit in its first year of operation, according to Hyundai representative Lee Changhoon.

“First of all, we will start from mangoes,” Changhoon said, adding that the company hoped to eventually process 50,000 tonnes of fruit annually, including coconut, durian, and mangosteen.

“Our market is not only Korea. Hyundai has 44 branches in worldwide, that is the strong network for export our high quality food of Cambodia,” he wrote in an email yesterday.

Hyundai Corporation inked a deal with local mango producer Mao Legacy Co Ltd in November 2016, and the two companies combined have about 2,400 hectares of mango farms in Kampong Speu, but there has never been a sanitary and phytosanitary processing plant to enable international exports...
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by willyhilly » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:51 am

Well, hurrah. Food processing is a neglected industry in Cambodia as we all know. Let's hope it is just the start of diversification.
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:03 pm

Germany-led meet seeks to get produce to China
28 March 2018
- Germany’s international development agency (GIZ) held a workshop on Tuesday that promoted Cambodian agricultural exports to China, focusing on the necessary export guidelines and the sanitation standards that are often lacking in the Kingdom’s agricultural value chains. “We have compiled export guidelines for certain products that have potential to benefit from trade with China, such as mangoes, bananas, and longan,” said Florian Miss, program manager of economic cooperation for GIZ’s sub-regional initiatives in Asia.

One of the main obstacles for exports to China are certificates guaranteeing the products meet sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS), which according to Miss can be difficult for many Cambodian farmers to obtain.

Hean Vanhan, director general at the Agriculture Ministry’s General Directorate of Agriculture, said China is strict about requiring SPS certificates for all imports, and many local farmers have yet to adopt standards necessary to acquire this certification.

“Our smallholder farmers have to grow their crops based on the requirements of [export] markets,” he said, but added that many farmers were not yet in compliance with the requirements.

One way to streamline that process would be to form cooperatives, Vanhan said, in order to ensure individual farmers weren’t taking on the burden of exporting goods alone.
One such group is the Kampong Speu Mango Association, which has been trying to clarify the rules surrounding SPS and get its members certified for several months.
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by taabarang » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:18 pm

Takmav wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:24 pm
Back on topic.......
When are these mango in season? Are they that much better than others? I eat mango every day.
They are currently growing and ripening on our trees right now. We do not have a big orchard, but we have four varieties. Tumeric mangos are considered to be third quality, but their advantage is that they yield fruit twice a year naturally without the need to spray hormones. They are also a popular addition in some local dishes while still green. Insects are indeed a problem as are heavy winds and rain. All mango trees are beloved by red soldier ants (angkroang or locally n'kroang) which form nests out of their leaves. Locals believe they are responsible for pollination. Their bites are not deadly, but reasonably painful. A kilo at the local market sells for 15,000 riels/1 kilo. And damn near everyone has a couple of trees in their yard.

I should add that heavy winds and rains aso take their toll on the fruit. Once they fall the are bruised and at best only half usable, certainly not export quality. Ko
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 11, 2018 9:35 pm

Keo romeat mango to get standard

May 9, 2018
The government will issue a standard for the type of mango known as ‘keo romeat’, a move that seeks to bolster sales abroad as well as consumer trust on the product, a high-ranking official revealed yesterday.

Chan Sopha, deputy director general at the Institute of Standards of Cambodia, told Khmer Times that they are cooperating with farmers and other relevant stakeholders in the industry to establish the new standard, which entails collecting information on everything from size and colour to common diseases and pollutants.

According to an early draft, the standard will be based on weight, size, grade and colour, as well as factors that relate to farming and processing, including commonly found chemical residues, hygiene standards in plantations and packaging conditions.

The new standard will be in accordance with World Trade Organization and Asean regulation when it comes to sanitary and phytosanitary standards, ensuring safety for the consumer.
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Re: Big demand for Keo Romeat mangoes by Thai fruit processors.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:22 am

As usual, there is much optimistic talk on possible markets for Cambodian mango exports, but very little action to help mango growers.

Local mango planters can still depend on EU market: Exporter
August 7, 2018
Despite the failure to export to China and South Korea local planters can expect a boost in the exportation of fresh mangoes to the European Union (EU) provided they have quality products, said an exporter yesterday.

The demand for local mangoes in the EU is increasing and that will also increase the rate of shipment, said Mong Reththy, president of the Mong Reththy Group, which owns the subsidary firm Kingdom Fruits International (KFI).

He said his company has seen an increase in orders, but with the limited supply of quality mangoes, they cannot meet the demand.

“Year on year, orders of mangoes have increased. They [buyers] have asked us to ship more mangoes, but we don’t have enough products to meet their demands,” Mr Reththy said, stressing that the quality of mangoes planted and harvested in Cambodia is limited.

“The exporters have markets, but don’t have enough quality mangoes for export, and there are farmers who have mangoes, but they don’t have the market,” Mr Reththy lamented.
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