November 21, 2016

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Awareness campaign to be offered for tea leaf growers from 40 villages

Workers work in a tea leaf field at Mong Mao in ethnic Wa territory in north east Myanmar October 1, 2016.
Workers work in a tea leaf field at Mong Mao in ethnic Wa territory in north east Myanmar October 1, 2016.

Tea-leaf growers from 40 villages will be provided with guidance on organic cultivation methods and good cultivation practices to yield quality tea-leaves, it is learnt from the Ywangan Tea Leaf Growers Association.
A pre-discussion will be made before the nationwide tea leaf conference with an aim to enhance the tea leaf cultivation sector, according to association.
Quality tea leaf cultivation, organic cultivation and the emergence of quality tea-leaf factories will be highlighted in the discussions at that conference, said U Maung Nu, the chair of the Ywangan Tea Leaf Growers Association. The pre-discussion will be held from 21st to 22nd November in the Ywangan area and the conference is planned to be held in January, 2017.
Myanmar started to export dried tea leaves to Germany upon its proposal to purchase. The demand from Germany looks promising for the tea export market. The Myanmar Tea Association is helping the tea-leaf growers in every step of the tea growing process, from efficient farming to packaging according to international export criteria.

 

 

Wint Yee Mon (AMIA)

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