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Bangkok-based Charoen Pokphand Group Co Ltd (CP) has expressed interest in growing coffee in Cambodia to meet the Thai market’s growing demand.

 

In a meeting with Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Friday, a CP representative said even though Thailand is one of the world’s biggest coffee bean producers, demand is outstripping supply for the domestic market.

 

The representative said his company is conducting a feasibility study on the coffee crop in Cambodia.

 

read more https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cp-mulls-growing-coffee-cambodia

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why not move the corn, rice and sugar cane  growing over there. Then PM 2.5 will be satisfactory levels.

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Thailand is not in the top ten coffee growing countries. 25th according to Wiki. 30,000 tonnes as compared to Vietnam, 1.65 million tonnes. 

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1 hour ago, Scott Tracy said:

Thailand is not in the top ten coffee growing countries. 25th according to Wiki. 30,000 tonnes as compared to Vietnam, 1.65 million tonnes. 

Yes, but Vietnam's coffee is 95% robusta, not fit to drink unless sweetened and creamed extensively as in their "coffee milks."  Thailand grows the good stuff, arabica.

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CP are already growing coffee in Mae Chaem district, Chiang Mai province, and no doubt elsewhere in the north of Thailand. They say that they are committed to socially responsible and "green" farming and production practices. I wonder if they will extend the same commitments to Cambodia, or is the attraction that they can get away with lowest ethical and environmental standards in places like Cambodia and Laos, as is shown by other agribusiness investments, such as sugar and rubber plantations? 😏

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