Cambodia: Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dith Tina keen on Japanese-backed net house culantro plan

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Dith Tina has shown support for a Japanese-backed plan to grow culantro (Eryngium foetidum L) in net houses – in line with Tokyo’s standards – for export to the East Asian island nation, the agriculture ministry reported.

This came during a February 21 working meeting at the agriculture ministry between Tina and representatives of companies identified as Maru Co Ltd, “CJCG Co Ltd” and “AFP Bank Subsidiary,” at least one of which is Japanese, according to a ministry statement on the same day.

Culantro – sometimes mistaken for cilantro – is a flavourful herb with characteristically long, serrated leaves that is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Tina affirmed that the ministry stands ready to support the project and ensure its success, as Cambodian agricultural exports continue to show a high rate of positive results.


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