Cambodia’s jasmine rice variety crowned greatest in world

Cambodia’s version of jasmine rice has been topped the world’s finest for the fifth time at The Rice Trader World Conference in Phuket, Thailand. According to Phom Penh Post, the Phka Rumduol jasmine rice is a sort of long-grain rice that has topped international buyers’ lists. It can also be one of the varieties that’s exported underneath the country’s “Angkor Malys” certification mark. It was launched again in 1999 by the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute for farmers’ utilization after being developed and tested for 10 years.
Cambodian Rice Federation president Song Saran mentioned it was a “great honour” for the native rice sector.
“We’d like to thank the CRF team, the farmers, rice mill members, the agricultural community, and the agriculture and commerce ministries for supporting the production of the ‘best rice,’ permitting us to take part within the competition and produce residence the award to Cambodia.”
Phka Rumduol had received the award four different times. The first win was back in 2012, with the rice selection taking the title for the next three years. Then, in 2018, it received once more in Hanoi. From Psycho -2017, it took second place on the world stage.
CRF vice-president and CEO of City Rice Import Export Co Ltd, “Andy” Lay Chhun Hour, says the variety’s reputation will further help promote the quality of Cambodian rice as the locally-grown grain must pass inspections for texture, odor, taste, and form to clinch such an award..

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