September 20, 2017

Green gram growers expand cultivation to fulfill demand from China, Thailand

A farmer tosses peas into the wind to remove sand and other impurities before transport.
A farmer tosses peas into the wind to remove sand and other impurities before transport.

TO fulfill the rising demand from China and Thailand farmers from Yinmabin, Salingyi, Pale and Kani townships are planning to cultivate more green grams for export.
“We export green grams to China and Thailand. The green gram growers are doing well currently with a high price offered”, said Ma San Khine, a green gram brokerage owner.
Green grams are normally cultivated in March and sent to Monywa, Mandalay and Yangon. The growers from four townships of Yinmabin District, Sagaing Region cultivate green grams on 700 acres of land even up to the end of April, hoping to cash in on what is currently a handsome rate for the plant.
The price of green grams was only K40,000 per basket in 2015 while the price rose up to over K50,000 per basket in April. The export volume of green grams reached 1,000 baskets and this year it is expected to reach 1,500 baskets.

 

Chan Chan

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