In Pindaya township, located in a beautiful part of Southern Shan State of Myanmar, an impressive number of over 700 vegetable farmers and professionals visited the 2-day demo and training days held on 23 and 24 October. The focus was on better growing and improved farm practices for bell peppers.
The field days were jointly organized by the Netherlands’ projects VegImpact (public – private funded) and VegCap (WUR-led), together with East-West Seed’s Knowledge Transfer Foundation.
Farmers and professionals attended short presentations in the field at the various demo-stations and were informed about different aspects of plant production, such as crop nutrition, crop protection, seedling raising, comparison of traditional and raised beds method and the use of plastic mulching in vegetable production at the event.
In addition, the farmers received technical guides for crop protection in their local language, with illustrations, for more effective knowledge transfer and there was ample opportunity for exchange and discussions. The Dutch Embassy in Yangon attended the field day event, which was very much appreciated, with the agricultural counsellor delivering the opening speech.
For more information about previous demo and training field days organized by VegImpact and VegCap, such as the onion field days, storage facilities and related activities, read the related articles on the official website of the Dutch Vegetable Support Myanmar.