December 14, 2017

Pyithu Hluttaw agrees to discuss agriculture-livestock promotion proposal

Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint.
Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint.
U Tin Htwe.
U Tin Htwe.

U Tin Htwe of the Waw constituency called on the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday to push the government for prioritising the procedures that will marry agriculture and livestock in a bid to reduce rural poverty.
Rice and crop yields per acre are on the decline as traditional farming methods are still employed, U Tin Htwe said in his proposal, adding that this forces local farm workers to leave the fields for more lucrative jobs abroad. All crop-planted areas across the country are estimated at over 12 million acres, with rice the most popular crop in terms of acreage.
He blamed the shortages of agricultural technicians, high-quality seeds and fertile fields for low yields, pointing out the need to adopt crop insurance to protect farmers against either the loss of their crops due to natural disasters or the declines in crop yields due to inadequate irrigation facilities and ineffective fertilisers. He also urged related ministries to encourage agricultural experts to conduct seminars.
The Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw announced the parliament would discuss the proposal in the next session.

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