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MoALI minister inspects rural development projects

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Union Minister U Tin Htut Oo inspects the poultry farm in Paytaw village on 8 February. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo, accompanied by his Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Min Oo and the directors-general, inspected the GAP model farms in Pyinmana Township, poverty reduction model project at Ayechantha village in Tatkon Township, poultry farm in Paytaw village and irrigation system of Ngaleik dam.
During the inspection tour, the Union Minister discussed rural development programmes, capacity building for self-management, creation of livelihoods for income, employment opportunities for the local young people and production of quality products.
He also talked about modern agricultural practices such as GAP, GAqP and GAHP, food safety, cultivation of alternative crops for more profits, and products for foreign markets by establishing modern agricultural and livestock farming with the participation of state departments, private sectors, financial organizations, and farmers.
The Union Minister also explained popularity of GAP and organic farming among the farmers and higher demand of markets for the produce from it.
He stressed that the model farms could yield information about investment, benefits, quality crops, and market situations for the farmers.
He also discussed preventing the waste of irrigation water, the formation of water utilizer groups to prevent, safety measures for old dams, the maintenance of water canal and participation of rural people in developing income sources.—MNA

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