Seed Fair 2022 continues into third day

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Enthusiastic farmers and visitors are seen observing the farm at the Seed Fair 2022 on the third day.  Photo : Ko Ko Htein

The Seed Fair 2022 organized by the Agriculture Department under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation showcased 35 agricultural booths on its third day at the Institute of Agriculture in Pyinmana Township on 20 February.
At the fair, the research farms and pedigree seed production farms managed by the MoALI, the Myanmar Seed Association and seed companies exhibited a total of 35 booths and displayed the pedigree seed crops, edible oil crops, various beans and pulses, rice, vegetable seeds, seedlings and demonstrations of farming methods.
Those enthusiastic from the regions and states, including Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and representatives from seed companies closely observed the fair.
Additionally, the talk show under the title of “Let’s cooperate in boosting cotton crop production”, a seminar and education campaign to enhance farming knowledge among the farmers and help farmers increase productivity. Those enthusiastic had good opportunities to learn know-how of the pedigree seed production and the farm practices.
A grower U Soe Win participated in a talk show and called for having loan access for the cotton growers’ group and a manageable pedigree seed production and distribution plan as the loan input cost is extremely high.
The objectives behind the Seed Fair 2022 are to enhance pedigree seed production and productivity and contribute to the socio-economic development of the State.
This five-day event will take place between 18 and 22 February. The farmers are encouraged to join the fair in order to learn the pedigree seeds which are suitable for their farms and build expertise in the agriculture sector in order to increase per-acre yield of crops. — Khit Lu Nge/GNLM

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