Cambodia’s jasmine rice selection crowned best in world

Cambodia’s model of jasmine rice has been crowned the world’s greatest 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 type of long-grain rice that has topped international buyers’ lists. It can additionally be one of the varieties that’s exported under the country’s “Angkor Malys” certification mark. It was launched back 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 said it was a “great honour” for the native rice sector.
“We’d wish to thank the CRF staff, the farmers, rice mill members, the agricultural group, and the agriculture and commerce ministries for supporting the manufacturing of the ‘best rice,’ allowing us to take part in the competition and bring residence the award to Cambodia.”
Phka Rumduol had gained the award four different times. The first win was again in 2012, with the rice selection taking the title for the following three years. Then, in 2018, it gained again in Hanoi. From 2015-2017, it took second place on the world stage.
Interesting -president and CEO of City Rice Import Export Co Ltd, “Andy” Lay Chhun Hour, says the variety’s reputation will additional help promote the quality of Cambodian rice as the locally-grown grain must cross inspections for texture, scent, taste, and form to clinch such an award..

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