Tomato sells well at markets

Tomatoes growing in a garden in Myingyan Township Mandalay. Photo Reuters copy
Tomatoes growing in a test hydroponics garden at the office of Terre des Hommes (TdH) Italy in Myingyan. The vegetables are grown on baked rice husks inside the bottles instead of soil, and the gravity-fed system where the bottles are arranged in an incline, allows residual water to be collected at the bottom and recycled again. Taken on Feb 22, 2017 Myingyan Township, part of the Dry Zone. Thomson Reuters Foundation / Thin Lei Win

TOMATO fruits produced in villages in Salingyi Township, Yinmabin District, Sagaing Region, have been sold well in domestic markets, local growers say.
“Small-scale growers reaped a handsome profit from tomato sale this season. A viss of tomato, which is equivalent to 3.6 pounds, is currently sold in the market for Ks1,200-Ks1,300 based on size and freshness,” one of growers from Yinmabin said. “This year, farmers saw a good harvest of seasonal crop,” he added. Local growers use quality strains of tomato such as Bamar, Shan and Taiwan, applying a range of agricultural techniques to boost production.
Tomato, a popular kitchen crop, is widely used as the most ubiquitous ingredient in Myanmar cookery.
The crop is famous for its tons of health benefits. According to a world study, tomato can kill most kind of toxins in human body.


Shwe Khine

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