Coffee plantations set to expand by nearly 28,000 acres in 2024

Measures are underway to expand coffee plantations by an additional 27,900 acres in 2024, as announced by State Admin­istration Council Chairman Sen­ior General Min Aung Hlaing.


If the planned increase in coffee plantation acreage is successfully implemented, coffee production is expected to rise over the next five years. This expansion would result in a total of 300,000 acres of coffee plantation, leading to anticipat­ed benefits within the next five to seven years.


Despite having less arable land than Myanmar, Viet Nam currently outpaces Myanmar in coffee production. In light of this, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing encourages those with capital to invest in coffee pro­duction.


The Senior General also highlighted that plots of land have been allocated for farming, some of which remain unculti­vated. He urged that the gov­ernment should reclaim such plots of land.


In Myanmar, coffee is cul­tivated in various regions, in­cluding Nawnghkio, Ywangan, and PyinOoLwin, as well as in Chin State and Bago Region. The lower part of Myanmar is also suitable for growing Ro­busta coffee.


Approximately half of My­anmar’s coffee production is exported to countries such as the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, China, and Chinese Taipei. — TWA/ TMT