The Institute of Statistics Cambodia has issued draft standards on chicken and duck feed production, aimed at bringing the products in line with international standards and helping producers increase exports.

The new guidelines will give the products more international recognition because they will specify how they should be produced and processed, therefore adding value.

“Once we have standards to make the quality of cashew nuts recognized, the process of negotiating export of the products will be easier,” said Chan Borin, director general of the Institute of Statistics Cambodia. “It will help to boost trade and encourage farmers to expand the production.”

The draft documents must be approved by the National Standards Council within 30 days of their issuing on April 6. Public comments may be submitted during that period.