said the outbreak of African swine fever in Vietnam has increased the price of pigs in Cambodia and that live pigs now sell in the Kingdom's markets for 11,000 riel ($2.75) per kg, almost double compared to the same period last year.
'If our pig industry crumbles, it will not only impact pig farmers but also public meat consumption and the national economy,' Poav
said because the Kingdom imports so many pigs from Vietnam, without robust controls it is possible the disease will spread to Cambodia.
How can farmers look to cattle farms for exports?,' Poav
claimed, however, that the actual number is often more than 2,000 per day.
While more than 60 per cent of local smallholder farmers went under due to the price decline, Poav
said he has not seen any policy raised by the ministry to aid local farmers.