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A market brews for organic tea from the Shan hills

Tea growers around Pindaya in the Danu Self-Administered Zone are going organic as more foreign buyers show interest in the area’s chemical-free green tea. The small tea plantations that hug the slopes of Mount Yasagi near Pindaya in southern Shan State are undergoing a transformation, as growers cash in on the international market potential for …

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Shan State Agriculture

Shan State: A future agricultural powerhouse

Shan State is the largest of Myanmar’s states and regions by area, comprising 23 percent of the country’s landmass, with a population of almost 6 million people. Its major industries include agriculture and agro-based processing, trading and logistics, minerals and mining, and hotels and tourism. In the agriculture sector, rice is the major product, followed …

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Shan State Myanmar Coffee

Shan State Coffee Producer Wins ASEAN Business Award

Genious Shan Highlands Coffee won the prestigious ASEAN Business Award in the Sustainable Social Enterprise category. Founded in 2012, the company began processing and roasting coffee beans in the Ywar Ngan Township, rapidly gaining recognition for their quality. Genious Shan Highlands currently exports its products to various international markets such as the US, Taiwan, Korea, …

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Sawbwa coffee in Shan State: from poppy to coffee

Coffee, one of the world’s most consumed beverages, is most commonly associated with South America and Africa. But that is slowly and surely changing. Long grown in Shan State, Myanmar’s beans are slowly gaining recognition among the worldwide coffee community, even winning prizes in international competitions. Arabica beans, the strand which is grown by most …

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