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Field Visit of the officials on the progress of organic rice contract farming between AC and Amru Rice Company

Amru Rice is honored and pleased to have H.E Kuy Marindy, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Mr. Ping Trida, Director of Preah Vihear Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has visited the progress of organic rice contract farming implementation activities at the field rice of Phnom Pich Borey Agricultural Cooperative (AC) in Phnom Penh commune, Kulen district, Preah Vihear province, which is one of the AC has signed the contract farming to supply organic rice with Amru Rice Company.

The Phnom Pich Borey AC has a total of 226 members, and in 2020 this AC has signed a contract with Amru Rice to sell organic rice, Pka romduol and white rice variety in a total amount of 1,163,100 kg.

According to the Preah Vihear Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, the price of organic rice that Amru has offered to AC are following by the quality as below:

  • Pka Romdoul wet (Number 1): 1270 Riels/kg
  • Pka Romdoul wet (Number 2): 1220 Riels/kg
  • Pka Romdoul dry (number 1): 1550 Riels/kg
  • Pka Romdoul dry (number 2): 1460 Riels/kg
  • White Rice wet (Number 1): 1100 Riels/kg
  • White Rice wet (Number 2): 1060 Riels/kg
  • White Rice dry (Number 1): 1100 Riels/kg
  • White Rice dry (Number 2): 1060 Riels/kg

In 2020, Amru Rice plans to buy about 15,000 tonnes of organic rice, Phkar Romduol and white rice. Amru Rice offers the premium price to farmers who grow organic rice, where they get an additional 15% to 30% or at least value-added between 170 To 250 riel per kilogram above the market price in the local area. It’s mean that farmers will get more income from organic rice than the conventional rice. For Organic Pka Romdoul variety, Amru offers price in between 1270 Riles to 1550 Riels per kilogram.

The negotiation is coordinated by the Preah Vihear Meanchey Agricultural Cooperatives Union (PMAC), which is Amru Rice’s partner in coordination the rice purchasing rice from farmers according to the agreed contract farming. As the result, the company and the community have agreed on price and set a trading date from November 12 onwards.

ACs benefits from contract farming with Amru in not only gain market sustainability and profitable, but also get training from company on various soft skills and practical skills related to organic standards, internal audit systems, techniques. Cultivate planning, trading, entrepreneurship, business concepts, financial records and management.

Amru Rice’s organic rice project started in Preah Vihear province in 2014, initially with the participation of eight ACs, and by 2020, in Preah Vihear province, 22 ACs have signed contracts with Amru Rice.

Organic rice is seasonal product that growing one time per year. Organic product we certifies as EU and NOP through ECOCERT organic standard. Contract farming on organic rice standard to be ensure the quality and market for cooperative that signing the contract.

In year 2018 Amru Rice certifies as EU and NOP, Bio Suisse and plus Fare life and fare for life that focus on social respond, working condition, environment protected and sustainable.

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