Farmers struggle with low prices for paddy rice as government praises growth in agricultural sector

A woman dries rice near her home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Picture taken November 2, 2021. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

Just months before the start of the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement, low prices for paddy rice and a change in buying policy from one of Cambodia’s leading rice export companies are leaving some local farmers struggling to recoup costs