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Kilo guava enhance family income in Kyaukse

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Guava is considered a nutritionally-valuable and remunerative crops. The fruits are consumed widely in the country where retailers traditionally sell the fruits mainly in the markets and near bus stops.

The local growers are earning extra income from manageable scale kilo guava cultivation in Kyaukse township.
At present, some pagodas have now reopened, and the guava market has revived. The Kyaukse Township is engaging mainly with farming business. There are also many creeks, dams and lakes near Kyaukse farmlands. The villagers from Kyaukse township are growing the paddy crops typically under the irrigated water system. Also, they are growing other essential seasonal produce such as sesame, bamboo, banana, green gram, chilli and turmeric.
“I have cultivated more than 100-kilo guava trees on a manageable scale for four years to earn family extra income. The fruits could yield after a year of planting. My guava farmland is close to Mahar Shwe Thein Taw Pagoda. The shopkeepers opened the shop in pagoda come and buy the kilo guava from our farmland. Earlier, the sale of kilo guava was declined because the pagodas were closed in the pandemic period. Now, the pagodas are reopened under the COVID-19 condition, and many vendors are selling near the pagodas. So, the vendors come and buy the kilo guava in our farmland for K150 per fruit daily. Now, the kilo guava farmland is enhancing extra family income,” said Daw Aye Win, a kilo guavas farmland owner from Thinthaung village.
Guava is considered a nutritionally-valuable and remunerative crops. The fruits are consumed widely in the country where retailers traditionally sell the fruits mainly in the markets and near bus stops.
The trees of guava are grown at least 12 feet away from each other so that the tree can have fresh air and will be having beautiful fruit. After passing the planting time for a year, the trees bear the fruits. Each fruit is wrapped in paper and covered with plastic bags to make the fruits beautiful and prevent germs from penetrating. Then, it can start to pick up after two months of covering with plastic bags. Guava cultivation requires fewer labour and input costs. So, guava is a crop that should be grown. — Thet Maung (District IPRD)/GNLM

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