June 29, 2017

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Cauliflower farmers eyes organic market

Cauliflower farming in Seikphyu Township. Photo: Soe Lin Naing
Cauliflower farming in Seikphyu Township. Photo: Soe Lin Naing

LOCAL farmers in Seikphyu Township are seeking opportunities to penetrate the organic produce market with their pesticide-free crops.
While harvesting cauliflowers which were grown nearly organically except for the use of some pesticides when the plants are young, the farmers have pinned hopes on the organic market for higher income from their crops.
“ When an organic market booms, we are ready to practice fully organic methods, said a farmer from Chaungmagyi Village in Seikphyu Township.
The farmers uses cow manure and waste from sesame oil mills after the mills are done producing edible oil from it.
As part of efforts for encouraging organic crops in the country, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation set up an modern organic farm in Nay Pyi Taw, educating farmers across the country about organic farming.

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