The growers of sugar cane in Yedashe Township, Bago Region are enthusiastic about the proposal that the factories will offer up to Ks40,000 per tonne of sugar cane, said U Win Myint from the township agriculture department.
The farmers lost interest in sugar cane cultivation because rice and other crops were fetching higher prices. There were a total of 25,000 acres of sugar cane plantations over the past three years in Yedashe Township. The acre of sugar cane plantations has been scaled down to 8,000 acres, he added.
The decrease in the cultivation of sugar cane resulted from a large gap between supply and demand, said the growers. The sugar cane growers need not concern about pests, but they are dealing with other problems like low weight of the sugar canes caused by the scorching heat.
Ko Lwin (Swar) Myama Alin