Despite a wet rainy season, a shortage of rain in Kampot province is anticipated to diminish yields for the renowned pepper this upcoming harvest season, likely resulting in the inability of farmers to meet international market demand, according Nguon Lay, president of Kampot Pepper Promotion Association.
"Robert, it is true. The flowers were blown off from our vines in June and they are flowering again, but Cambodia is entering dry season, so our farmers are watering manually. Good thing we can pay for electricity for the water pumps from the 2 wells we dug. Amy"