Amru Rice Chosen For Asean Award

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The Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-BAC) has chosen Amru Rice Cambodia as the winner of the Golden Agrow Award.

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The accolade recognises firms, businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators – known as ‘champions’ – who have done outstanding contributions to the agriculture sector.

The award will be given this fear for the first time at the inaugural edition of the Agrow Awards, which will be held as part of the second Asean Agriculture Summit on Oct 1 in Pasay City, Philippines.

In addition to Amru Rice’s Golden Agrow Award, recognitions for inclusive business, financial inclusivity, young agripreneur, inspiring cooperative, and groundbreaker will also be handed out.

Song Saran, president and CEO of Amru Rice, told Khmer Times yesterday that they were selected for the award because of their work supporting smallholder farmers.

“We are very proud that Asean-BAC has selected Amru Rice as the champion of the Golden Agrow Award for Cambodia,” Mr Saran said. “They recognized our work helping farmers in the country.”

He said his company works with 60 agricultural communities and more than 10,000 families across the country under contract farming schemes.

The Asean Business Advisory Council was established at the seventh Asean Summit in November 2001 with the aim of providing private sector feedback and guidance to boost Asean’s efforts towards economic integration. The Council also identifies priority areas for consideration for leaders in Asean.

This article was originally published in the Khmer Times.