AFFM to open agricultural research and training centre in Hlegu

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Farmers plant paddy seedlings with the use of modern transplanting machine at the AFFM’s research and training centre in Hlegu Township, Yangon Region. Photo: Phoe Khwar

Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar-AFFM will open a research and training centre aiming to promote modern farming technology development in the agricultural sector.
Upon completion, the training centre will carry out various activities such as training to produce youth agriculturalists and trainers for regions and states, training for women to promote their livelihoods through agriculture and agricultural research and awareness in cooperation governmental agricultural institutions and non-governmental agricultural organizations, said U Than Swe, President of AFFM.
The training centre is under construction on the plot donated by a local family in Hlegu, Yangon Region.
To promote the good agricultural practice-GAP, AFFM is planting summer paddy, vegetables, groundnuts and beans and pulses at the centre in cooperation with the Agricultural Department of the government.— Zaw Gyi

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