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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’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 […]

Farmers apply for food-safety certificate

Seventeen mango farmers in Mandalay Region have applied for a certification that would show they are abiding by prominent safety standards. Mango farmers only became eligible for good agricultural practice (GAP) certification this year. The certificate shows buyers that “fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks […]