Canadian firm to grow natural sweetener in Kampong Speu
Stevia Nutra Corporation, a Canadian agro-business company, has announced its decision to grow stevia in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The company will grow the plant, whose leaves are used as a sweetener or sugar substitute, on just over 20 hectares of land close to Phnom Penh.
Stevia Nutra has incorporated Mighty Mekong Agro Industries Co. Ltd, a Cambodia- based wholly owned subsidiary, which it says will allow the company to capitalize on significant labor and technical advantages as well as provide access to prime fertile lands, potentially in other areas of the Mekong River sub-region as well.
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