Outstanding farmers in Pyinmana honoured by Agri company

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An official presents agricultural performance award to an outstanding farmer. Photo: mna

Myanmar Agri Foods Co., Ltd. honor partner farmers and present agriculture performance awards at a ceremony held in Mingala Byuha Sasana Beikman, Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw Council yesterday morning.
At the ceremony, Pyithu Hluttaw representative U Kyaw Tint, heads of departments from Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar Agri Foods Co., Ltd. Chairman U Ye Myint Maung, officials from Ayeyawady Agriculture company, Biosupreme Co., Ltd. and Big-M Co., Ltd. presented crop wise agriculture performance awards to farmers and gifts of honors to partner farmers of Myanmar Agri Foods Co., Ltd.
At the ceremony Myanmar Agri Foods Co., Ltd. Chairman U Ye Myint Maung said Myanmar farmers were able to produce many agriculture products but were weak in exporting the products to foreign markets. Based on the fact that purchasing agriculture products from the farmers and exporting would increase the farmers’ income, the company started this business. Farmers partnering with the company will have a firm market and profit. If water is available all year round, they can plant about four crops and earn more income. The company provided technical and other supports to partner farmers, purchase back the products, prepare, pack and export it.
Director-General U Kyaw Swe Lin from Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said agriculture products from Myanmar were exported without proper packing or preparation in the raw status to neighboring countries. By value adding through preparation and packaging like Myanmar Agri Foods Co., Ltd. means that the products need not rely only on neighboring countries’ market. This processing and value adding allow expansion of market as well as assuring a market for the products. It is important for such processing and packaging factories to be in operation and this depends on the farmers too. As the company provides a firm market for the farmers and farmers produces the products, the company and farmers need to build up mutual trust, said U Kyaw Swe Lin.
Myanmar Agri Foods Co., Ltd. is located near Kyi In Village beside the Nay Pyi Taw by-pass road and is exporting frozen vegetables while working together with partner farmers to expand the production and processing of farm products, it is learnt.

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