Departments integrate research and education for mechanized farming

MoALI minister and officials look around the Training school for Agricultural Mechanization in Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo, accompanied by officials from the respective departments of the ministry, arrived at the Training School for Agricultural Mechanization in Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory yesterday morning.

The Union Minister and party discussed the cooperation between the Department of Mechanization Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Research on applied industrial agriculture research and technology dissemination and inspected the works.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will integrate all respective departments for the successful transition to mechanized farming; to be able to make full use of the power of the machinery; to increase the productivity per acre and the productivity of individual farm workers; to expand agricultural equipment research and technology services.

The Ministry will speed up the activities to carry out systematic procedures including soil development from ordinary ploughing; crop production for livestock feed which is the main source of meat production; the full use of machinery in the post-harvest process and the practical demonstration of the use of equipment so that farmers can use the technology in the application of input pesticides effectively and economically and safely.

Similarly, it is also planning to expand agricultural machinery skills training, which will guarantee graduates with direct access to the workplace, including agricultural science and technology.

Agricultural equipment services are growing rapidly in Myanmar, and the current 135 agro-industrial service associations are being supported to be expanded into strong businesses and cooperatives.—MNA

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