Tiddim silk factory expected to produce 2 tonnes per year

A silk reeling machine installed in Tiddim silk factory and silkworm plant research farm has a production capacity of two tonnes of silk per year, Chin state Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forest and Mineral. The machine was purchased under the 2019-2020 regional government’s allotted fund of K300 million. Silk reeling machines are required for the […]

Myanmar hills embrace silkworms over poppies

TANGYAN, Myanmar (Reuters) – Zhou Xing Ci’s family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers’ sticky brown sap to produce opium. Along with many other farmers in the hills of eastern Myanmar, the crop – much of which ends up as heroin sold on foreign streets – has in recent […]