Myanmar’s pomelo to penetrate international market

Myanmar’s pomelo cultivated under the UN-approved Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is prepared to enter the ASEAN and international market, it is learnt from JIZ-SAFT (Standards in the Southeast Asian Food Trade).

Starting the third week of September, JIZ-SAFT has entered into agreement with the local partner growers in Mon State to carry out GAP project under the guidance of the Fruit, Flower and Vegetables Producers and Exporters Association. These local partner growers are engaged in Oway, Myint, Thanda Myaing, Wai Tun fruit farms in Mon State.

The project is slated to be conducted from September, 2016 to February, 2018. The local partners will share the information of the project and GAP techniques to the pomelo association.

JIZ-SAFT will export products of the GAP project to foreign markets, ensuring the health security of consumers.

Agriculture is the backbone of Myanmar’s economy, in which 70 per cent of the population in rural areas makes a living. Overall. the agricultural sector employs 50 per cent of the labour force, contributing 30 per cent of the GDP. Twenty per cent of exports are agricultural products, it is learnt.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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