Avocado growers urged to pick pedigree plants amid high demand

Myanmar’s avocado has market potential in European countries, and so, Myanmar Avocado Producers and Exporters Association urged the growers to expand the cultivation with the pedigree plants only. A half tonne of Myanmar’s avocado produced by grafted avocado trees was sent to England on a trial basis and it gave good feedback. Now, Germany and […]

Tiddim takes steps to farm silkworms

A two-day course on sericulture, which includes training on cultivation of mulberry, rearing silkworms, and production of silk, began yesterday at the office of the General Administration Department in Tiddim Town. The course is being conducted under the supervision of Chin State’s Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection. The course has been organized with the […]

Global standards issued for local coffee producers

IN a bid to promote local coffee to the international market, the Agriculture Department will be issuing a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificate to qualified local coffee producers this year, said Daw May Thet Hlaing, a coffee expert from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre. Local coffee producers who meet a list of […]

Myanmar moves to jump start coffee cultivation

Demand for coffee is booming in an increasingly caffeinated world, and although Myanmar is capable of producing international-quality product it has neglected the crop for years. But agricultural ministry officials are hoping to develop a coordinated strategy to ramp up production and connect cultivators with world markets. Myanmar has been growing coffee for years but in relatively […]