High-quality black sesame seeds to be exported to Japan

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Farmers harvest and then dry and thrash until all the seeds are broken free from the pods. Photo: Myanma Alinn

Magway Region sesame seed growers intend to export high-quality black sesame seeds to Japan in partnership with the Network Activities Group (NAG), the Magway Region Agriculture Department and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
More than 800 farmers, growing crops on 3,094 acres in 50 villages in the townships of Minhla, Minbu, Magway and Natmauk will participate in the project. NAG is an agency for the Food Security Working Group and is financially supported by the European Commission. NAG supports sustainable development in agriculture by offering training, supply chain integration, policy reform and introduction of new farming practices and technologies.
About 73 per cent of agriculture land in Magway Region is used for agriculture. Twenty nine per cent of the region’s crops are used for edible oil production. Currently, Agriculture Department officials are discussing with people engaged in supply chain to produce quality sesame seeds and access to beneficial markets.

 

Zin Oo (Myanma Alinn)

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