Pwintbyu tomato growers enjoy fairer prices

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The growers from Pwintbyu township are engaging with the agriculture and they are growing paddy, sesame, green gram, chickpea, sunflower, maize and other vegetables.

The growers from Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region are planting seasonal corps using irrigated water from the Mezali Dam and underground water.
The tomato growers are happy as they are getting good prices. In these days, the tomatoes are sold at K1,500 per viss, according to the growers from Thamanyin village, Pwintbyu township.
The growers from Pwintbyu township are engaging with the agriculture and they are growing paddy, sesame, green gram, chickpea, sunflower, maize and other vegetables.
This year, the local farmers are happy because of the good yield following reasonable rains and availability of underground water in Pwinbyu township.
“People in the township rely largely on agriculture because of good water supply in our township.
Most of them are growing tomato, chilli, onion, gourd, pumpkin, watermelon, eggplant, long bean, water spinach, Daikon and Kayl, which support their families’ income.
These days, the tomato growers are happy that tomato has touched K1,500 per viss these days.
Last month, the tomato price was sold for K400-500 per viss.
Earlier, our farmers grew the crops with traditional method. Now, our farmers are aware of the update cultivation methods by linking with agriculture companies,” said a local farmer from Thamanyin village, Pwintbyu township. — Ye Win Naing (NyaungU)/GNLM

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