Yield of GI pepper up, but lower than hoped

Puny plants perturb Kampot pepper producers
July 3, 2014

This season’s Kampot pepper production is expected to reach 27 tonnes, up from 21 tonnes last year thanks to a larger area of harvested land.

But Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said on Sunday that despite the increase, adverse weather conditions meant the estimate was still below farmers’ expectations.

“The weather was hot and dry for about five months consistently – that harmed the crop of many farmers.” Lay said.

Harvest season runs from March to early June, with 16 hectares to be harvested this year.

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