Luffa gourd cultivation in Sinbaungwe township earns extra income for farmers


The local people from Innma village in Sinbaungwe township in Magway region are growing vegetables every season on a commercial scale using the underground water systematically.
This year, the luffa gourd cultivation succeeded with abundant yield, generating extra income for the local farmers.
The local villagers from Sinbaungwe township are engaged in the business of growing the vegetables. They are growing the vegetables using the underground water from their own wells. Most of the farmers are cultivating the vegetables and other crops. The farmers are using the mixed farming system instead of growing a single crop, and this has generated more extra income for the farmers.
This year, the vegetable cultivation has been successful with luffa gourd on top on the list. One packet of luffa gourd seeds is sold for K7,000. Its seeds are cultivated in a two foot pit and each plant should be set four feet apart. The luffa gourd sprouts are sold for K250 per 10 sprouts, which could yield once every five days, said U Win Maung, a local farmer from Innma village.— Cho Cho Win (Township Head)/GNLM

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