How a Singaporean is changing the fates of rice farmers in Myanmar

Against a backdrop of climate change and a cyclone disaster, is helping to tackle the problem of poverty through the way rice is farmed in the country, as On The Red Dot discovers. LABUTTA, Myanmar: At the age of seven, David Chen had a “life-changing experience” that developed his sense of empathy for the underprivileged. […]

Myanma Awba opens new agrochemical production complex in Yangon

Myanma Awba Group, Myanmar’s largest manufacturer and distributor of agricultural technology, launched Myanmar’s first private agrochemical production complex in Yangon Region on August 19. The US$35 million Hmawbi Agricultural Input Complex (HAIC) is located near Wa Nat Kyaung Village in Hmawbi Township, occupying 126 acres of land. Myanma Awba is providing up to $25 million […]

MOEE invites open tender for sale of urea fertilisers, submission deadline: 29 June 2018.

THE Ministry of Electricity and Energy invited an open tender for the sale of urea fertilisers yesterday. The urea is produced by fertiliser plants operating under the Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE): 5,000 tonnes from No. 4 Fertiliser Plant (Myaungdagar) and 5,000 tonnes from No. 5 Fertiliser Plant (Kangyidaunt). The tender submission deadline is 12 p.m. […]

Myanmar’s first coffee growers receive GAP certificates

Goood Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates will be issued to coffee farms in Myanmar, according to Daw May Thet Hlaing, an officer from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre at Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region. It is the first time GAP certificates have been issued to a coffee business in Myanmar and represents a […]

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla’s smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year’s harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant mood, ascribing her victory […]