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Local farmers earn income from cultivation of tobacco

Farmers in dry zone of Myanmar cultivate paddy, onion, beans and pulses and edible oil crops as well as tobacco plants.
They grow two species of tobacco cultivated on the croplands and alluvial land.
Farmers must grow tobacco on the croplands in monsoon while cultivate another one species on alluvial lands when the Ayeyawady River subsides in December and January.
“Farmers spend more than K480,000 per acre on cultivation of tobacco on cropland including costs for inputs and farming workers. Tobacco yields about 650 viss per acre. We can sell tobacco at K2,200 to K1,500 per viss at cheroot industries in Myingyan,” said a local grower from Patta village.
Some farmers tenant croplands at K200,000 per acre but they can fetch K700,000 per acre as
net profit.–Zaw Min Naing (Myingyan)

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