Genuis Shan Highlands Coffee founder Ngwe Tun discusses organic coffee growing, marketing, and the challenges for Burma’s coffee industry.
In central Burma’s harsh dry environment, drip-irrigation vegetable gardens help hundreds of families get by.
For many small farmers in southern Shan State, where roughly one-quarter of all of Burma’s soybean is grown, harvests have declined in quality and volume, putting pressure on livelihoods.
Many farmers in Arakan State suffer from the lack of labour, low mechanisation and poor market access for farm produce.
Dr Khin Mar Cho is a nutrition specialist and director at Cornell University’s College for Agriculture and Life Sciences in the USA.
The United States received its first commercial-scale imports of coffee from Burma in over 15 years this month as part of a US government programme to help farmers in the…