Recruiting new members and organizing tea clusters
Membership division of MTA has visited to different tea growing regions as well as tea trading regions of Myanmar and recruited new members. Currently, MTA is organized with 13 tea clusters and MTA aims to organize tea clusters in all tea growing regions and trading regions of Myanmar.
Regional biotrade project southeast asia (September, 2016 -August, 2020)
MTA has cooperated with Helvetas Myanmar organization-regional biotrade project aiming to develop towards a better life through conserving biodiversity, operating the sustainable tea value chain effectively and efficiently and promoting sustainable trade of Myanmar tea products.
Tea pruning trainings
Through collaboration with GIZ, MTA organized the training on tea pruning trainings at tea growing regions in Myanmar. U Kyaw Thiha (National International Commercial Enterprise Co. ltd) did the field visit to different tea growing regions and gave the tea pruning trainings with these objectives; to eliminate the unnecessary and diseased branches, to rejuvenate the tea plants, to obtain the healthier and better-quality tea plants, and to increase the yield. As a consequence, the production of tea leaves increases by twofold.
Environmentally friendly agriculture training (2019-October)
With the help of Helvetas Myanmar organization, MTA arranged the TOT training for environmentally friendly agriculture practices at Ywar Ngan, Southern Shan State. U Thein Su (agriculture consultant) shared his knowledge and experience, and 100 members from four tea clusters; Pin-laung tea cluster, Pindaya tea cluster, Ywar Ngan tea cluster and Lawksawk tea cluster joined the training.
A case study in tea plantation in southern Shan state
Myanmar tea producer and exporters’ association (MTA) collaborated with Co-operative university, Sagaing, for a case study in tea plantation in the southern Shan state. The master students from the Co-operative university, Sagaing, surveyed about the tea plantation and the living standards of the tea farmers in the southern Shan state. This case study was conducted at 1225 villages in Pinlaung, Pindaya, Lawksawk and Ywar Ngan townships, the southern Shan state, in September, 2019.
ISO awareness training (2019-September)
MTA held ISO awareness training in September, 2019. The purpose of the training is to get food hygiene and safety awareness, and 20 tea business men and 50 staffs joined the training.