Working with our Small-scale Farmers
Future Glory works with our small-scale farmers in hands-on GAP techniques. They receive top seeds and training to build agriculture livelihoods through our two trained agronomists.
Together with support from donor projects, we have trained our farmers and developed two demonstration sites to showcase appropriate production methods. These methods are very different from traditional ways of growing crops. Each farmer converts their surplus land, averaging 0.5–4 hectares, to vegetable and fruit production.
We partnered with over 130 farmers, providing training, organic agricultural technology, quality seeds and the necessary equipment for farming, including poly-tunnels. We also partnered with several programs to improve our technical knowledge and systems.
“Greenhouses and the seeds provided for us by Future Glory are suitable for us and they are also of good quality. And the way they set fixed prices for our crops and stabilize the market is also great. Providing training and techniques to help solve our problems is what we need to make us better. The only issue is the low demand and consumption of the product”
– Mr. U Kway Moe, Shan farmer
In 2020, we participated in the Burma Responsible Investment and Trade Activity (RITA) program to manage and sustain our company’s finance, systems of operation (SOP), and logistics, to efficiently move our produce from farmers to market.
In 2021, we implemented the ACE (Advancing Capacity for the Environment) project with USAID, delivering organic and field training to local farmers in Kayin and Shan states.
In 2022, a JICA organic farming startup study helped us to implement a traceability system. We are also running the HACCP certification program in our factory in Bago region.
Produce to Market
Farmers transport their produce to our demo farm in Htoe War Chaung village. We then transport it to Yangon in a refrigerated truck which takes five hours.
The next day, this produce is in the market. Freshness and quality are an absolute priority for our company, for our farmers and long-term customers.
It is a joy to watch our farmers’ sense of pride and purpose as they tend to their crops. We did a before and after baseline survey, under the guidance of the USAID and MEDA project, that showed that agriculture knowledge grew in good practices, caring for the soil, compost and weeding.
Their income also grew by a third, from 1 lakh kyat per month to 1.5 lakh kyat with farmers saying they could better support their 4-5 children’s education
Ma Connie from Kayin State
We worked with Ma Connie and bought her seasonal durian and mangosteen. Then she started attending our training sessions and began planting tomatoes as well. Her income has since increased by 10%.
“Tomatoes, annual plants, are now being grown very successfully in areas where perennial plants have been grown for many years. For even more productive farming they [Future Glory] built polytunnels for us. We were given an opportunity to attend the organic fertilizer training.
This is a particular situation where the financial stress is more of a problem. Many of us have financial worries. There are still difficulties for cultivation. Transportation was shut down when covid cases peaked. For these reasons we have some difficulties.
– Naw Connie, Karen farmer