Over 16,000 acres of land put under cultivation of soybean in Mohnyin

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Soybeans are mainly grown in Mohnyin Township, with 90 per cent of total acres in Kachin State.  Photo: Kyaw Kyaw
Soybeans are mainly grown in Mohnyin Township, with 90 per cent of total acres in Kachin State. 
Photo: Kyaw Kyaw

More than 16,000 acres of land were put under cultivation of soybean, a winter crop, this year in Mohnyin district in Kachin State, according to the district Department of Agricultural Land Management and Statistics.
A total of 16,573 acres of soybean were grown in the townships within Mohnyin district: 7,000 acres in Mohnyin township; 3,570 acres in Hopin town; 1,201 acres in Moe Kaung; 4,500 acres in Phakant; and 302 acres in Kamaing.
U Myint Thaung, the research officer from township Agricultural Research Department, said, “The soybean is mostly grown after harvesting of monsoon paddy as a double crop. In 2007, the soybean was grown a lot. Four per cent of soybean production from across the country is in Kachin State. Mohnyin township grows over 90 per cent of soybean in Kachin State, he added.
The soybeans of Mohnyin township are produced as the traditional food to make bean fish paste, dried soybean and preserved chilli bean curd. Moreover, these traditional foods are also exported. The soybean price is over K15,000 per viss in the market, according to the soybean local growers. —Kyaw Kyaw (Mohnyin) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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