Cambodia - Thai imports harming pig prices, farmers say

Pig imports from Thailand have pushed down prices and led to the closure of hundreds of pig farms, sector representatives said.
Thursday 24 December 2009 (8 years 5 months ago)
Pig imports from Thailand have pushed down prices and led to the closure of hundreds of pig farms, sector representatives said.

Curtis Hundley, chief of party for USAID’s Cambodia MSME Strengthening Project, told a forum Friday that authorised imports had surged over the last two years as importers filled a daily import quota of 800 pigs.

“This surge, from an estimated 2,000 Thai pigs in 2007 to 300,000 in 2008 and 2009 has caused the closure of hundreds of swine businesses in Cambodia,” he said.

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