Myanmar targets cotton cultivation across 747,000 acres by FY28


Myanmar will grow cotton in 612,712 acres across 19 cotton plantation zones in six states and regions during fiscal 2024-25 (FY25), with the area under cultivation rising to 747,000 acres by FY28, according to the country’s minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation U Min Naung.

The government estimates 700 visses (over 1,143 kg) of cotton will be produced per acre.

Myanmar will grow cotton in 612,712 acres across 19 cotton plantation zones in six states and regions during FY25, with the area rising to 747,000 acres by FY28.
The government estimates over 1,143 kg of cotton will be produced per acre.
The projected area under cotton cultivation in the Magway region is 266,800 acres in FY25 and 350,000 acres in FY27.

Naung and chief minister of Magway Region U Tint Lwin met cotton producers and farmers in Magway late last month.

He also urged departments, businesspersons and farmers to collaborate to overcome difficulties and limitations encountering in cotton plantations and productions.

The Magway Region had 172,793 acres under cotton plantation in FY23, 217,416 acres in FY24. The projected area under cotton cultivation in the region is 266,800 acres in four agricultural zones in FY25 and 350,000 acres in FY27, domestic media outlets reported.

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