Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina advised farmers to use electricity at night and solar power during the day to irrigate crops in order to save money.
The call came as he met with farm owners and communities on May 26 in Samrong Cheung village, Samrong commune of Siem Reap province’s Sotr Nikum district, said the ministry in a May 26 social media post.
The minister also encouraged farmers who grow vegetables in mesh greenhouses to cooperate with the agriculture department and relevant partners and make sure they keep up with the latest market demands.
“He also advised the farmers not to rely solely on wells as water sources, but to store the water they might need in tanks or ponds,” It added.
Tina suggested that farmers’ collectives work together to grow vegetables that would meet market demands, and not to exceed their production plans, as this could lead to wasted resources and a glut of produce, which he said would lower prices.