Cambodian coffee increased price

Mondolkiri. The Cambodian coffee increased its price from 2,000 riels (0,5 US dollars) to 6,000 since last December, declared Heng Sokhum of the provincial department of agriculture. There is more demand for coffee, but less hectares. In 2003 the province had 600 hectares of coffee crops, but now there is only 43 according to the official. Farmers are dedicating more hectares to rubber and cassava, but the price increase could encourage more coffee plantation.

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

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