Banana Market: Lack Of High Technology Challenges Growers To Export

28 July 2017

Lack of high technology in plantation and packaging system still challenge the industry players to export banana.

Although export demand slows, entrepreneurs said they are now working closely with an expert in the use of fertilizer and insecticide to get more demand.

Secretary, Myanmar Banana Entrepreneurs Association, Mahn Than Htay: Low quality is the reason why the export demand slows. Besides, only we, the growers joined together to improve the plantation process including the use of fertilizer and insecticide – it’s also for improving the quality.

Myanmar also has been growing foreign seeds for export, and the current foreign market is the Republic of Korea.  According to the chairman of Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable producer and exporters association, Myanmar is now working to plan more and preparing to conduct more international trade exhibitions for export sector development.

Chairman, Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable producer and exporters association , Soe Than Min Din: We have seen the increase of production rates and the efforts of local growers to improve the quality of their products. They also grow foreign seeds to go to the global market. We have plans to participate and promote our products in international trade fairs.

The association has plans to conduct more knowledge sharing sessions and seminars for the growers. Banana grows across the country except in cold areas.

According to the association, Banana grown in Shwebo and Kyauk Sal are the best.