Myanmar to hold field demonstrations of mechanised options for rice-based cropping systems

mechaThe ‘Mechanisation Field Fay’ will be held on 3 May 2018, at Letpadan, Myanmar, focusing on exploring mechanized options for rice-based cropping systems in the far-east Asian nation

This activity will be held in collaboration among CORIGAP, DLG and ADSP.

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) appreciates the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) and its different directorate and department that includes DAR, DoI, AMD, and DoA.

The venue of the ‘Mechanisation Field Day’ will be at Kyoet Pin Sa Khan village in Letpadan Township which is a CORIGAP project site. The township has an outstanding farming community that serves as a model for government programmes in other areas and has many first adopter farmers already evaluating new field machinery and postharvest equipment.

IRRI has already demonstrated laser levelling, crop establishment using a transplanter and the drum seeder, and different postharvest technologies like a flatbed dryer and hermetic storage systems here.

Recently, Myanmar has approved a crop insurance scheme for smallholder farmers to assist them in facing agricultural challenges and fighting uncertainties. The programme is in line with Myanmar government’s ambitious plan to protect crop damages due to unpredictable weather conditions in the country.

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