Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Thousands in Banteay Srei to get vegetable seeds as Covid relief

Thousands in Banteay Srei to get vegetable seeds as Covid relief

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan distributes seeds on March 17. BANTEAY SREI ADMINISTRATION

Thousands in Banteay Srei to get vegetable seeds as Covid relief

More than 1,600 households in Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap province determined to be vulnerable to Covid-19-related shocks are to be gifted seeds of a variety of vegetables through the state-run Cambodia Food Reserve System (CFRS).

The seeds were handed over to the commune chiefs and all 36 village chiefs of the district – which is just northeast of Siem Reap town – to be delivered to those most in need, at an event held at the district hall on March 17, presided over by Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state and CFRS Committee chairman Vong Sandab.

These included choy sum, eggplant, pumpkin and white amaranth, according to district governor Khim Finan.

Finan said the initiative aims to address and jointly shoulder some of the hardships that the people face during these tough times, and to promote organic family farming to cut down locals’ daily expenses, free up more of their time, and develop management practices that will maximise land-use efficiency.

He propounded that growing these vegetables will offer families the opportunity to generate more income and secure their livelihoods, especially the women who would find themselves with more free time on their hands.


  • Joy as Koh Ker Temple registered by UNESCO

    Cambodia's Koh Ker Temple archaeological site has been officially added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List, during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 17. The ancient temple, also known as Lingapura or Chok Gargyar, is located in

  • Ream base allegations must end, urges official

    A senior government official urges an end to the allegations and suspicions surrounding the development of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base, now that Prime Minister Hun Manet has addressed the issue on the floor of the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78). Jean-Francois Tain, a geopolitical

  • Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker UNESCO listing

    To celebrate the inscription of the Koh Ker archaeological site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the Ministry of Cults and Religion has appealed to pagodas and places of worship to celebrate the achievement by ringing bells, shaking rattles and banging gongs on September 20. Venerable

  • CP denied registration documents by ministry

    The Ministry of Interior will not reissue registration documents to the Candlelight Party (CP). Following a September 21 meeting between ministry secretary of state Bun Honn and CP representatives, the ministry cited the fact that there is no relevant law which would authorise it to do

  • Cambodian diaspora laud Manet’s UN Assembly visit

    Members of the Cambodian diaspora are rallying in support of Prime Minister Hun Manet’s forthcoming visit to the 78th UN General Assembly (UNGA 78) in the US’ New York City this week. Their move is an apparent response to a recent call by self-exiled former

  • After three deferrals, Capital Gains Tax to take effect Jan 1, 2024

    The General Department of Taxation (GDT) will implement the Capital Gains Tax starting January 1, 2024 to after being deferred three times as industrial players warn that the implementation might have some negative impact on the property market growth, which is down due to the economic downturn.