Cambodia corn farmers switch to cassava for higher profits

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Corn farmers in Cambodia are switching to cassava because of higher demand for cassava chips and starch, higher prices, and simpler farming methods, said the USDA. The area planted with cassava is up 15% this year. Meanwhile, Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry estimates that corn production in 2022 will fall by 20% year-on-year. The USDA also estimates that next year’s corn output would plummet to 716,000 tons from 792,000 tons this year.

Regional Correspondent and Assistant Editor Asian Pork Magazine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Covid-19 and the African swine fever had double impact on Asia’s pig sector and Ha Thu wrote a changing industry in, ‘Trends in Southeast Asia’s pig industry amid dual crisis’.