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In Brief: Hun Sen calls for more rice crops each year

In Brief: Hun Sen calls for more rice crops each year

PRIME Minister Hun Sen has called on farmers to grow two to three rice crops per year in order to boost the country's exports. "Our country has a good climate for agriculture, so we have to push for more agricultural development in order to promote exports," said Hun Sen during the closing of the Ministry of Agriculture's annual conference Thursday. He said that output needs to be boosted by better farming methods and through increasing the number of crops per year, rather than increasing the total amount of farmland. "Cambodia's population is growing, but we should not clear more forest for farmlands.... We have to educate farmers to use the rice intensification system," the prime minister said, adding that Cambodia produced just over 7 million tonnes of rice in 2008.

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