Selected Comments at the Stock-taking Conference of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

It is the first time since the fall of the Pol Pot’s regime that we have harvested high yield of rice up to 6 million tons. We have a surplus of about two million tons of paddy rice – roughly about 1.3 million tons of milled rice. If we were to sustain such an increase, we would quell away problem of food insecurity. It used to be unclear if our people increase their dry-season rice production to just fill in their loss in producing rainy season rice or they do both. It is worth noting now that no matter how high the yield of rice they could