The government is looking to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cambodian counterparts to explore opportunities to work together on the aquaculture and rice sectors, reports The Phnom Penh Post.
Eang Sophallet, spokesperson of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said: “In a recent meeting between the two agriculture ministers, the signing of the MoU on agriculture cooperation was discussed.
“Through it, the two countries will exchange information, knowledge and experience in regards to the agriculture sector... [and] on fisheries, aquaculture and rice too.”
A working group has been formed to discuss the details of the MoU, which is expected to be signed this year.
Proceso Alcala, secretary of the Philippines Department of Agriculture, told Filipino social news network Rappler that by creating links with Cambodia and other Southeast Asian neighbours, the Philippines aimed to improve food security and socio-economic progress ahead of the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic community.