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Growers profit as sesame fetches good price

are selling their sesame seeds at a sesame trading centre in Myinmu Township, Sagaing Region. Photo: Aung Soe Phay (Myinmu IPRD)

Local growers from Myinmu Township, Sagaing Region are earning a good income on account of the high demand for sesame even during harvest time.

At present, a basket of sesame is fetching K48,500-78,000, depending on the variety. The sesame depots are crowded with growers.

Sesame cultivation costs K70,000 per acre, including ploughing machine charges, seeds, and other general costs.

In Myinmu Township, sesame is cultivated in September and harvested in November. An acre of white sesame produces 10 baskets, while an acre of black sesame yields eight baskets

FROM : GLOBAL NEW LIGHT