CAMBODIA’S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY CHALKED UP 17.6% GROWTH IN 2020

CAMBODIA’S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY CHALKED UP 17.6% GROWTH IN 2020

MAFF’s Minister Veng Sakhon said that as of Dec 2, livestock production increased from 42.02 million head to 49.42 million head, up 17.6 percent compared with the same period in 2019. Livestock production includes poultry (chicken and ducks), cattle (cows and buffalo) and pigs.

He added that this year the nation’s livestock production chain encompasses 1,232 farms. Of these, 681 are poultry producers (13.135 million birds), 547 produce live pigs (1.33 million pigs) and 54 raise cattle (12, 974 head of cattle).

“During the pandemic, Cambodia has [put a great deal of] effort [towards boosting] local production in the horticulture, aquaculture and livestock production sectors in order to contribute to generating [income] for [the nation’s agri-workers], which helps to create jobs and ensure the Kingdom’s food security,” according to Sakhon.