Cambodia’s jasmine rice selection crowned best in world

Approved of jasmine rice has been topped the world’s best 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 additionally be one of the varieties that’s exported underneath 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 examined for 10 years.
Cambodian Rice Federation president Song Saran said it was a “great honour” for the local rice sector.
“We’d like 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,’ permitting us to participate in the competitors and bring home the award to Cambodia.”
Phka Rumduol had won the award 4 other occasions. The first win was back in 2012, with the rice variety taking the title for the next three years. Then, in 2018, it won once more in Hanoi. From 2015-2017, 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 status will further help promote the quality of Cambodian rice because the locally-grown grain should move inspections for texture, odor, style, and form to clinch such an award..

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