June 30, 2017

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Shwebo paddy profitable in Khin Oo

Farmers harvest rice in Khin Oo. Photo: Yaung Ni Tin Win
Farmers harvest rice in Khin Oo. Photo: Yaung Ni Tin Win

PADDY plantations growing the Shweboztrain of monsoon paddy were harvested in Khin Oo Township, Saging Region. The paddy is secure and fetches good prices.
In Khin OoTownship, local farmers have grown the Shwebo paddy strain on 50,000 acres of farmland. A Shwebo-strain plantation yields 60 baskets per acre on average. Farmers have been able to sell100 baskets of the crop for K800,000.
Farmer U Tin Oo from KanThit Village said that over the“last two years, we haven’tgotten any profit from selling paddy because it was destroyed by insects. But this year, we yielded 60 baskets per acre and received high profits from selling the Shwebo paddy.”
Last year’s monsoon paddy sold forK1,300,000 ($998)per one hundred baskets, and summer paddy sold for K500,000 for the same volume in the
township.

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