Ministry of Science and Technology Thailand
APCTT and Network Activities Group (NAG) organized a workshop on “Best practices in Mung bean (Green gram) seed production, quality control and maintenance in Myanmar” to understand the constraints in Mung bean seed production in the dry zone of Myanmar and identify solutions to improve the Mung bean seed production systems in the dry zone of Myanmar. Lead farmers, farmer association representatives, NGOs and LIFT implementing partners involved in Mung bean seed production, key nodal agencies of the government including Department of Agricultural Research (DAR) and the private sector (entrepreneurs as well as representatives from seed farms) participated in the workshop. During the workshop, the constraints in Mung bean seed production in the dry zone of Myanmar was brainstormed with the participants through interactive discussions to identify key challenges and technical barriers related to Mung bean production. Based on the observations, a few best practices and solutions for fixing problems in Mung bean seed production were shared with the participants. This workshop also covered aspects of different seed production systems at the level of individual farmers, farmer groups, non-governmental organizations and private sector.