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Over 600 acres of coffee cultivated in Sagaing region this year

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“Coffee plantation is grown mostly in Homalin, Hkhamti, Naga, Kalay, Tamu, Mawlaik, Katha and Kawlin districts.

During the monsoon season, a total of 622 acres of coffee plants have been cultivated this year in the Sagaing region, said U Win Hlaing, the Director from Sagaing Region Agriculture Department.
In the financial year 2021-2022, the Sagaing region started cultivating the coffee plants in June 2021. About 622 acres of coffee plants have been grown at the end of September, according to the Sagaing Region Agriculture Department.
“Coffee plantation is grown mostly in Homalin, Hkhamti, Naga, Kalay, Tamu, Mawlaik, Katha and Kawlin districts. We are carrying out to boost the coffee cultivation in the Naga area. We are providing the coffee seed and nursery plants.
“Initially, we are attempted to develop the acreage of coffee plants because we focus on the income from the coffee cultivation. At the same time, we are facing transport difficulties. But the coffee from the Naga is of such a high-quality one. But they haven’t yet received the income that they deserve because of high transportation charges. There are a few acres of a coffee plantation in the Naga area.
“However, Kawlin township started their experimental coffee cultivation. Also, the transport will be improved. If India opened their border checkpoints, there will be increased the coffee cultivation acres and income,” said U Win Hlaing Oo.
This year, a total of 35 acres of coffee in Mawlaik district, 18 acres in Tamu district, 16 acres in Kalay district, 103 acres in Hkamti district, 132 acres in Naga area, 260 acres in Katha district and 44 acres in Kawlin district.
There are ten thousand coffee plantations in the Sagaing region. To be able to increase coffee acreage, the Agriculture Department is raising awareness of land treatment, natural fertilizer, growing methods, and coffee production.
Besides, it is also reported that farmers are being provided with coffee cultivation techniques and post-harvest technology. — Lulay/GNLM

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