10,000 free coffee plants to be distributed to farmers in Ywagan

The Myanmar Coffee Association will give about 10,000 free coffee plants to the coffee cultivators from Ywangan in Southern Shan State this fiscal year, according to U Ye Myint, the chairman of Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA).

“There is a limitation to giving coffee plants free of charge. This year, they will give freely about 10,000 good qualitative coffee plants to the villages. Currently, Chin State requested for it. Then, they are buying coffee from the cultivators with high payments.

In this function, the MCA accepts to buy the raw material with high payments from the coffee cultivators and besides, they will help technology to produce finished products according to their willingness,” said U Ye Myint.

The representatives of MCA will provide both coffee plants and technology not only to cultivators of Ywar Ngan but also to the farmers from other regions, it is learnt.

The coffee seeds are exported with 50 Kg bags and the price is $USD3400 per tonne. Ywangan is the main place where coffee is being cultivated because the weather is fair and the quality of natural neutralizers is good. Thus, the coffee from that region is qualitatively better than others. There are 125 villages and 6600 acres of coffee plantation area, it is noted.

In Myanmar, about 7,000 tonnes of coffee per year is produced and about 50 per cent is exported. Coffee experts from the United States are providing technologies and techniques of coffee plantation and marketing to Myanmar.

There is an opportunity to export Myanmar coffee to European countries because of sample testing done by coffee entrepreneurs in an International coffee exhibition held in April, it is learnt.

Source : Global New Light of Myanmar.

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