Yaynanchaung Township farmers have started growing winter crops, according to locals.
“We are now growing chickpeas and we can harvest in three months,” said Thanchaung from west Bukyune village.
“A bushel of chickpeas in the market is K3,000. Villagers in the neighbouring villages are now growing various kinds of beans such as mung beans, chickpeas and peanuts. Some are growing mixed crops with beans and vegetables to cover the cultivating.”
Farmers said their costs are higher these days and it is hard to hire workers in the winter cultivating season. As a result, there is less profit for the farmers.