Green gram (Yezin) & (Shwewah) prices bring joy to farmers

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In 2022, about 130,183 acres of the green gram are currently cultivated in 64 village-tracts in Thongwa township.

The local farmers from Thongwa township, Yangon region are mainly growing Yezin and Shwewah green gram species. Then, those were conveyed to the Yangon pulses market.
During the pandemic period of the 2021-2022 FY’s cultivation season, about 130,183 acres of green gram plantation, according to official data of the Thongwa Township Agriculture Department.
The green grams from Thongwa township are entering the Yangon pulses market. In the last week of February, the price of green gram (Yezin) species was K47,000 per basket (containing 20 visses) while the green gram (Shwewah) was priced at K47,500 per basket. Besides, the green gram price was ranged K46,000-K46,500 per basket in Kayan township. Although some growers are ready to harvest green grams from their farmlands, they are waiting for prices to increase.
“Our farmers from Thongwa township are mainly growing Yezin and Shwewah green gram species. The Yezin green gram species is the black and huge one. The pulse is good quality and it is a very popular one in the market. The Yezin green gram is easy to harvest. For the Shwewah green gram, it is highly demanded from the external market,” said a green gram trader from Thongwa township.
The green gram from the domestic market is vastly demanded by China, Europe and Japan, according to the Yangon pulses market.
In 2022, about 130,183 acres of the green gram are currently cultivated in 64 village-tracts in Thongwa township. — Soe Myint Aung/GNLM

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