Small growers in Ngaphe Tsp turn to coffee due to favourable weather

Coffee plants are seen in Ngaphe Township in Magway Region.   Photo: Zayyatu (Magway)
Coffee plants are seen in Ngaphe Township in Magway Region.  Photo: Zayyatu (Magway)

The number of coffee growers has been increasing in Nat Yaykan Taung region in Ngaphe Township, Magway Region.
The manageable-scale coffee plantations are achieving success in Nat Yaykan Taung region and the local people are interested to grow the coffee plantations, and currently, there are over 1,000 acres of land is put under cultivation of coffee plants.
“Previously, Nat Yaykan Taung region grows only Konjac, a common name of the East and Southeast Asian plant, banana, orange, pineapple and lemon. Now, the local residents grow the coffee on a manageable scale. The coffee planting is successful thanks to the favourable weather condition, said U Soe Tun, a local farmer.
With success achieved in coffee planting in Ngaphe Township, the agriculture department has provided 60,000 coffee nursery plants, other 20,000 nursery plants, the farming implements and fertilizers to the local farmers from 10 village-tracts with spending of Mekong-Lancang cooperation special fund under the coronavirus remedy programme. The ceremony was held at Bonbatl Village on 11 July.
“The coffee nursery plants will be provided annually because the local people are interested in coffee growing. The coffee planting can prevent the deforestation,” said U Zaw Thein, the officer in charge of the coffee technology development farm in Ngaphe Township.
The coffee from Nat Yaykan Taung region is sent to Ywar Ngan. Then, the coffee is being exported through Ywangan. Coffee is produced mainly in Magway Region and it has become one of the bestselling products, according to the coffee market, it is learnt.—Zayyatu (Magway)  (Translated by Hay Mar)

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