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July 03, 2020

Sagaing govt to implement terrace farm in Naga Self-Administered Zone

A terrace farming in Naga Self-Administered Zone.  Photo:Win Oo (Zayar Tine)
A terrace farming in Naga Self-Administered Zone.  Photo:Win Oo (Zayar Tine)

Sagaing Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Kham Zar Mone said they are implementing a 4-year plan to reclaim terrace farms on 293 acres in Naga Self-Administered Zone, from 2019-2020 to 2022-2023 financial year, using Slopping Agricultural Land Technology. The Minister said the people of Naga region use nomadic farming techniques that damages forests and can cause a loss of topsoil in the long run that will make farming more difficult. He said this plan aims to form a modern stepped farm system that will make farming possible for a longer time and keep the region lush and green. The Sagaing Region government has funded 36 acres as pilot farmlands from 2017-2018 financial year to this day. — Win Oo (Zayar Tine) (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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