Much of the pepper currently produced in Cambodia is exported through the informal market, leading to lost value. Further value is lost due to a lack of processing, or ineffective processing, resulting in lower prices for growers.

While Kampot pepper was awarded the Geographical Indication (GI) certification from Europe in 2015, the rest of the Kingdom’s non-GI pepper farmers experienced falling rates due to the lack of a robust market and fluctuations in the international markets.

Many farmers also lack knowledge of agronomy and proper farming and irrigation techniques, which results in lower yields and lost value.

The Pepper Working Group's mission is to:

  • Conduct training for farmers

  • Educate farmers in post-harvest processing

  • Improve standards and build a brand

  • Facilitating market linkages



Cambodia Institute for Research and Development (lead)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Co-operative Association of Cambodia


HEKS-EPER Cambodia

SK Plantation



Agriculture Soils

Cambodian Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (CPSA)

CASA by Meridian, Orient Tower 2nd Floor, Unit A01-01

No. 1 Harvard Street Diamond Island Tonle Bassac Chamkamorn,

Phnom  Penh, Cambodia

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