Myanmar to expand coffee plantation nationwide-Xinhua

Myanmar to expand coffee plantation nationwide

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-04-03 16:21:30

YANGON, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's Department of Agriculture plans to expand coffee plantation to 300,000 acres nationwide within the next five years, starting in 2023-24 FY, the state-run media the Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Wednesday.

Arabica coffee will be planted on 200,000 acres across four zones, and Robusta coffee on 100,000 acres across three zones, the report said, citing U Myint Swe, director of the Coffee and Seasonal Crops Division of the Department of Agriculture.

The Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is helping farmers by sharing knowledge and providing coffee seedlings and tools, it added.