GI Plays A Key Role In Promoting Entrepreneurship And Developing Agricultural Communities

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Phnom Penh, July 02, 2024 --

Geographical Indication (GI) is an intellectual property tool that has played a key role in promoting entrepreneurship, developing agricultural communities, increasing community incomes, and creating commercial competitiveness, which has contributed to social, economic, cultural and tourism development in Cambodia.

The remarks were made by H.E. Mrs. CHAM Nimul, Minister of Commerce, while she was presiding over the Strengthening of Cambodia’s National GI System and Products for Sustainable Development Project Lanuch, at Sun and Moon Urban Hotel here on July 1.

On the occasion, H.E. Mrs. CHAM Nimul recalled the effort of the Ministry of Commerce in GI development since 2007, which has gained its popularity among local farmers as well as consumers’ trust and support contributing to making Cambodia become an attractive tourism destination.

The minister took the opportunity to thank the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for its technical assistance to the project which will allow concerned ministries/institutions, private sector and development partners to tighten their collaboration, develop capacity building and resolve common challenges in order to enhance the value chain of Cambodian GI products.

H.E. Mrs. CHAM Nimul hoped that the project would offer clear case study to provide a specific basis for strategy formulation of Cambodian GI promotion in contribution to strengthening stakeholders ‘capacity.

She ended her remarks with some suggestions for all stakeholders to further ensure standard quality of GI products.

As of now, Cambodian GI products include Kampot pepper, Kampong Speu palm sugar, Koh Trong grapefruit, Mondulkiri wild honey, Kampot/Kep salt, Kampot/Kep fish sauce, and Takeo’s lobster.