Why Cambodia is an agricultural country?

What is the agriculture in Cambodia?

Agriculture accounts for 22 percent of Cambodia’s GDP, and employs about 3 million people. Agricultural exports – including rice, cassava, maize, pepper, fresh mango, and raw palm oil – reached 4.2 million tons in 2018. U.S.-Cambodia agriculture trade is about $220 million per year, lots of potential for growth.

How much does Cambodia rely on agriculture?

Around 80% of Cambodia’s population lives in rural areas and agriculture remains the main source of employment.

What religion is Cambodia?

Cambodia is predominantly Buddhist with 80% of the population being Theravada Buddhist, 1% Christian and the majority of the remaining population follow Islam, atheism, or animism. Buddhist nun at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

What is the main industry in Cambodia?

Key industries include garment and light manufacturing, food and beverage processing, construction and real estate, tourism, as well as the emerging mining and exploration industry (see Extractive industries for detail of mining and exploration).

What food does Cambodia import?

Cambodia – Food imports as a share of merchandise imports

Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).

Is Cambodian rice safe?

In spite of growing concern for food security and safety in Cambodia, there are almost no data on the safety and quality of Cambodian rice.

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