Siem Reap: Kong Ratha, a marketing manager for Agri-Eg an international organization for agriculture, and a community-based vegetable producer, is promoting extracted lemongrass oil. This initiative is hoped to provide more revenue from lemongrass cultivation for struggling farmers.
Banteay Srei is an area far away from Siem Reap city, making it difficult to bring agricultural products to the market and get the best price. The purpose of producing lemongrass oil is to market the goods to hotels and massage parlors. the demand is high and further markets are opening up,
Kong Ratha said that the lemon oil refinery project was started in early 2018 with a group of 20 farmers.
Now they are increasing production to meet market demand.