YAU, ACARE distribute agro machinery to farmers


A ceremony to distribute seed sowing machines and fertilizer broadcasters was held on Monday at the Advance Centre for Agriculture Research and Education (ACARE) in Yezin Agricultural University (YAU), Nay Pyi Taw.
The ceremony was held in conjunction with the completion of the first semester of the masters and PhD students who studied modern agricultural techniques at ACARE. Present at the event were Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu; Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri; directors-general; rector of YAU; experts from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and ACARE; and departmental officials.
In his speech at the event, Dr. Aung Thu said the cooperation between YAU and ACARE would bring about opportunities for improving the socio economic condition of the farmers and the emergence of experts of modern agriculture technology and researchers.
He also urged the cooperation of all sectors to enable an increase in farmers’ incomes, to develop human resources together with ACARE, and to market local products in foreign countries by upgrading the technical sector.
Vikram Misri explained plans to continue cooperation in farming-based research development that should be implemented by exchanging skills between the experts at YAU and ACARE.
After the event concluded, the union minister and his party visited ACARE’s library, the plant gene research laboratory and the over-harvesting period technical laboratory.
Dr Aung Thu, Vikram Misri and officials then presented seed sowing machines and fertilizer broadcasting equipment to representatives from the villages of Thayagone, Chaungsouk, Aung Pan and Gone Min Gwin in Popathiri Township, where ACARE is conducting extensive educational works.
Computers containing technical agricultural information in the Myanmar language will be set up in the villages in the near future. With the cooperation between Myanmar and India, masters and PhD courses on plant gene technical and over-harvesting period technical subjects were started at the ACARE Centre in Yezin Agricultural University from the 2017-2018 academic year. The first semester has currently ended.
Myanmar News Agency