Problems facing Tea production in Myanmar

  • Competition with unwanted weeds for plant nutrients leading to poor quality produce.
  • Pests e.g. aphids which destroy the crop leaves leading to losses.
Problems facing Tea production in Myanmar
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  • Diseases e.g. root fungus disease which leads to poor quality output.
  • Inadequate capital yet expensive machinery is used in tea processing.
  • Scarcity of labour to do the plucking during the harvesting period.
  • Competition with other countries producing cigarettes e.g. Marlboro and Rex from USA.




  • Limited land for tea plantations due to ever increasing population.
  • Soil exhaustion due to monoculture leading to low and poor quality yields.
  • Unstable prices leading to price fluctuation on the world market which demoralizes the farmers.
  • Natural hazards e.g. hailstorms which destroy large parts of plantations leading to low output.




  • Dangerous animals e.g. snakes, which attack the workers hence scaring them away.
  • Inadequate storage facilities which leads to losses due to rotting and destruction by pests.
  • Transport problems in some areas due to dilapidated roads which cause spoilage of harvested tea before it reaches the factory.

FACTORS THAT HAVE FAVOURED THE DEVELOPMENT OF FISH FARMING IN MYANMAR

Fish farming or pisciculture involves the commercial breeding of fish, usually for food, in fish tanks or artificial enclosures such as fish ponds

The following are factors that have favoured the development of fish farming in MYANMAR

  • Improvement in research on fisheries which provided the need to establish ponds where the studies are carried out.




  • Supportive government policy of financing fish farming which came up after realizing that the natural fishing grounds are getting depleted.
  • Availability of ready fish markets both local in urban areas and foreign markets in other countries which encouraged farmers to practice fish farming so as to earn a living.
  • The presence of cool temperature and reliable rain fall which support the existence of fish and fish growth
  • Availability of various fish species to stock the ponds such as Tilapia, Bagrus and clarias.




  • Presence of skilled labour provided by graduates from University and semi-skilled labour by the locals in populated districts to facilitate the establishment and management of ponds.
  • Plenty of fish feeds produced locally by MYANMAR like maize brand and burnt bread, this support fish growth and multiplication.

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