The FAO predicts world rice production will exceed 730 million metric tons for 2012 - up almost two percent from 2011.
Ten parties will field candidates for nearly 11,600 seats across more than 1,600 communes in Sunday’s election.
More than 40 pieces of artworks from 34 artists were shown at the French Institute and the German cultural centre in Phnom Penh.
As Cambodians prepare for local elections Sunday, voters say petty corruption in their villages is very much on their mind.
The self-exiled leader of the opposition party is in Europe, speaking with officials and overseas Cambodians.
Protesters, many of whom were the children of the arrested women, sang songs or shaved their heads in a sign of desperation.
The NEC often faces criticism of bias toward the CPP, but officials there say it is an impartial election body.
Even as local elections approach, election monitors say the process of decentralization has been too slow.
Leang Sok Choeun was sentenced alongside two other men for reportedly distributing anti-government leaflets in 2009.
Funcinpec and the Norodom Ranariddh Party announced they were joining together last week, after a six-year split.
Although violence against writers and academics in Cambodia has decreased in recent years, many say they still face strong censorship.
A group of 23 human rights NGOs issued a statement Tuesday condemning ongoing violence by state security forces against civilians.