The training also aimed to enable progressive farmers to do seed purification, which is crucial for subsistence agriculture. Participants learned by doing, with the training focusing on the practical and sessions held mostly in the rice fields.
The training was conducted at the Department of Agriculture Research, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, in Yezin on 10-12 October 2013. It was opened by Madonna Casimero, IRRI scientist and representative to Myanmar, with U Maung Maung Thein, director of DAR-Yezin, as chief guest.
R.K. Singh, senior scientist at IRRI, organized the training course with the help of resource persons from DAR—Daw Tin Tin Myint, director of the rice division, and Daw Ohnmar Myint, plant breeder. Naireen Aiza Vispo, researcher at IRRI, also helped as resource.
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