Farmers face price crunch as COVID-19 pandemic bites rural livelihoods

A man packages rice after a harvest in Kandal province. Photo take February 2015. CamboJA/ Pring Samrang

“I rely mostly on my wife who works in a factory to pay off bank debts. My wife’s salary is only enough to repay the loan,” San said. “I have not asked the bank for a delay because I am afraid the bank will not lend to me someday later when I need a new loan.”