Newly Myanmar pigeon pea enters Mandalay market with upward price

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Pigeon pea comes in multiple colours, such as red, white and mixed in Myanmar. The pigeon pea is mainly grown in the Mandalay region, Magway region and Sagaing region.

Newly harvested Myanmar pigeon pea is supplied to the Mandalay market abundantly with an upward trend in price in January, according to the Mandalay pulses traders.
“The fresh pigeon pea is currently entering the Mandalay market from Kyaukse, Sagaing, Monywa, Myinmu and Myaung regions. This year, the quality of pigeon pea is quite good due to fine weather. The prices of pigeon peas stood at K70,000 per three-basket bag in the same period of last FY. The price this year showed a remarkable increase of K124,000 per three-basket bag of pigeon peas as against the last year’s rate,” said U Soe Win Myint, an owner of Soe Win Myint Brokerage from Mandalay.
“A few Myanmar people consume pigeon pea. Most Indian people like to buy Myanmar pigeon peas because they are chemical-free and have a unique taste. Myanmar pigeon pea is more marketable than the Africa’s pigeon pea. About 95 per cent of pigeon pea is exported to India. The price is unlikely to drop as India is continually buying Myanmar pulses. Myanmar’s pigeon pea is primarily shipped to India and also exported to Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Now, about 10,000 bags of pigeon pea are daily entering the Mandalay market. The pigeon pea will be coming out from Shwebo and KhinU very soon,” he added.
Pigeon pea comes in multiple colours, such as red, white and mixed in Myanmar. The pigeon pea is mainly grown in the Mandalay region, Magway region and Sagaing region. Now, its plantation has extended in Chin, Kayah, Shan State (South and North).
Under the memorandum of understanding, India will purchase about 100,000 tonnes of pigeon pea in five consecutive years (from the 2021-22FY to the 2025-26FY). Therefore, the plantation of pigeon pea should be expanded. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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