New organic legislation and logo in Cambodia aims to reform agri market

Cambodia is looking to reform its local organic food products market by putting new standards and procedures into legislation, as well as presenting a new unified logo for all certified organic fruits, vegetables and other agricultural items.

The government has announced it will launch rules and a special logo to certify food is organic.

The announcement number 163, signed by Veng Sakhon, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, is named Cambodia’s Organic Agriculture Rules and National Logo for Implementation in Preliminary Food Production and Processing.

It is to promote mutual trust among producers and consumers in agriculture production and food processing.

It also promotes and supports the participation of farmers, agriculture cooperatives and the private sector to push organic food and processing for competitive and export reasons.

In addition to that it contributes to environmental protection, human health, safety and people’s wellbeing.