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Southern Shan villages given pesticide training and protective gear

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Myitmakha News Agency Nyaungshwe, September 14 – the handing out of a 400 replete sets of protective gear against pesticides to six hillside villages in southern Shan State’s Nyaungshwe Township, through financial assistance from the Nepal-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and USAID, will be completed by the end of this September, Myitmakha News Agency has been told. …

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Myanmar’s organic chilies hot stuff in Singapore

No 5 (global)

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 13 – a further twenty-two tons of organic chilies, planted by the Pioneer Star Company in Mandalay Region, will be exported to Singapore, the company has told Myitmakha News Agency. The second consignment of chilies to be sent to the global financial center reportedly comes after the inaugural two-ton batch was found to be devoid …

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FREDA tends to planted seedlings in southern Shan villages

Myitmakha News Agency Nyaungshwe, September 12 – a variety of crop seedlings planted in six mountain villages nearby the southern Shan State town of Heho are being replanted and maintained by the Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA), a Myanmar-based NGO, according the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID). Of a total 16,000 seedlings which were planted with …

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Pioneering of organic chilies in Kyaukse proves successful

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 7 – the success of growing organic chili crops in Mandalay Region’s Kyaukse Township has expedited plans to expand cultivation of the fiery vegetable, Myitmakha News Agency has been told by the Pioneer Star Company – a joint business venture with local farmers. The Pioneer Star Company partnered with five local farmers in June this …

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Sagaing farmers won’t replant destroyed pigeon pea crops

Myitmakha News Agency Tigyaing, September 2 – farmers from Sagaing Region’s Tigyaing Township will reportedly not be replanting swathes of pigeon pea crops destroyed by torrential rains and pests, residents have told Myitmakha News Agency. Local farmers are instead formulating plans to grow sesame and green gram as is it reportedly too late in the season to attempt to replant …

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Rice trade with China all but dried up

No 1 (1)

Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, August 31 – a clamp down on Chinese trucks importing illegal goods into Myanmar, the catalyst for the halting of Chinese traders purchasing Myanmar rice, has completely dried up the export market of rice to Myanmar’s large northern neighbor, the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) for Mandalay has informed Myitmakha News Agency. A Chinese government crackdown on …

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Government apathetic towards pleas of farmers affected by Dawei SEZ

Myitmakha News Agency Dawei, August 25 – farmers from Mayingyi village in Tanintharyi Region’s Yebyu Township appealed to the government for a third time on August 24 to come and resolve flooding which has submerged their fields as a direct result of construction on the nearby Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ). “In lieu of keeping local drainage systems as they …

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Floodwaters destroy over 5,000 acres of farmland in Moenyo Township

No 3(global)

Myitmakha News Agency Pyay, August 22 – over 5,000 acres of farmland has been destroyed in the eastern Bago Region township of Moenyo after the bursting of the Ayeyarwady River flooded more than 30,000 acres of crop fields in the region, according to the township’s Department of Agriculture. The 32,652 acres of farmland submerged by floodwaters reportedly belong to over …

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U Nyi Pu promises transparency in resolving Sittwe’s farmland grievances

Myitmakha News Agency Sittwe, August 16 – the Minister of Rakhine State, U Nyi Pu, has stated that any party found confiscating farmland within the parameters of industrial zones within Sittwe Township will face legal charges. The announcement came from U Nyi Pu during a consultation, which was held in mid-August, with other state ministers, together with farmers from villages …

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Flooded farmers to receive rice grain on gratis from Ayeyarwady govt

Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, August 11 – the Ayeyarwady regional government has announced it will dish out rice grain on gratis to farmers throughout the region of over 165,000 acres of farmland that has been submerged by flooding which swept through the delta at the beginning of the month. U Myo Min Htun, director of the General Administration Department (GAD) …

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