February 08, 2017

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Nigre sesame plantations thriving in Pauk Township

Nigre sesame-hybrid plantations in Chetkan Village in Pauk Township. Photo: Nyan Toe (IPRD)
Nigre sesame-hybrid plantations in Chetkan Village in Pauk Township. Photo: Nyan Toe (IPRD)

POST-MONSOON Nigre sesame-hybrid plantations, which were planted in late October, are thriving in Chetkan Village in Pauk Township, Magway Region, according to a local.
Sesame is farmed as an oil seed crop in Myanmar.
Since the village does not have easy access to groundwater, the plantations depend on rainwater.
The early-monsoon Nigre sesame-hybrid plantations failed due to insufficient rain, and farmers almost lost seeds for the next year’s crop.
Since the post-monsoon rains have been favourable, farmers have high hopes for the sesame plantations. They even expect better yields than last year, said a farmer.

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