December 15, 2016

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Farming watercress proves a boon for Tatkon farmers

Watercress farming generates income for growers in Tatkon. Photo: Tin Soe Lwin
Watercress farming generates income for growers in Tatkon. Photo: Tin Soe Lwin

FARMERS in Tatkon Township say their livelihoods have improved by cultivating water convolvulus, also known as watercress.
Farmer U Kyi Thein from Peintaw said that watercress takes is ready to sell at the market just a month after planting t, and said that his family earns K17,000 every day from his half-acre watercress patch. Watercress is a common ingredient in Myanmar dishes and is known to be highly nutritious.

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