The chili grown in Rakhine state will be exported to Sri Lanka beginning this year, according to the Rakhine branch of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVO).
An official from MFVO has announced a test run to export up to 8,000 tonnes of chili to Sri Lanka. A price will be fixed after calculating the street price and transportation costs.
“Sri Lanka has offered us to export Rakhine chili because Rakhine chili has a lower percentage of pesticide residues. We will export chili to Sri Lanka starting this winter,” said a Rakhine chili exporter.
Sri Lanka will become the first international market for Rakhine chili. Rakhine chili exporters are also planning to export the Rakhine chili to India.
The Rakhine chili grows in all three seasons and is mostly grown in Kyauktaw, Mrauk U and Minbya.