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Economic opportunities for off-season chilli and tomato production and marketing in Kampot Province

Robert Farquharson, S Srey, S Newman

International Society of Environmental and Rural Development. | Published : 2016

Abstract

What are the economic possibilities for off-season chilli and tomato production and marketing for lowland rice farmers in Cambodia? There are both opportunities and constraints to improving farm income and supply a growing domestic market. Vegetable economic prospect analysis, including risk assessment, was developed to compare normal farming systems (dry season vegetable production) with a new system (offseason vegetable production). Focus group discussions were conducted with 15-20 growers in three villages of Koun Sat Commune in Kampot Province. These farmers have an average annual income of S$1,137 per family, with many sources of non-rice and non-crop income. On average, they plant..

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