Sunday, December 13, 2009

EM and KNF Workshop in Myanmar


Our little network held a workshop on Kyusei Nature Farming and EM Technology for the second time at the CARTC, in the Union of Myanmar over the period 02 – 04 December 2009. The participants were from the regions around the EM production units located in Yedashe, Kalaw, Mandalay and Pathein. Over 40 participants gathered for this event and included members from the Myanmar Agriculture Service (MAS), CARTC staff, farmers and from the private sector. In addition, we also had guests from the MAS and our most senior member Professor Dr Cho Cho Myint, Ex Vice Rector of the Agricultural University.

The workshop began with greetings from APNAN, which explained the basics of EM Technology, Nature Farming and its concepts. Thereafter, Prof Dr Cho Cho Myint stated the history of Nature Farming in Myanmar and the activities that had been undertaken over 19 years, and the enthusiasm that had been generated along the way. MAS staff demonstrated examples of EM use and also the prospects of supporting staff through field visits. This was followed by presentations from the four factory regions, where some trials had been conducted, especially in Kallow and Mandalay. APNAN encouraged the participation of farmers in a discussion.

The next day began with APNAN illustrating the use of EM in rice farming, which is very important for the Union of Myanmar. Participants were engaged in lively discussions and they stated the potential of using EM in some difficult situations

The final day was based on a presentation by the Principal of the CARTC, and visits to field located near the CARTC, where the workshop was held. The finale of the workshop was a sumptuous Myanmar lunch, and there were requests for similar workshops in the future.

APNAN will organize them in consultation with our sponsors in the future.

We wish all participants a very good experience with Nature Farming and EM.


Aubergines grown with EM FPE     Diligent MAS staff explains methods
at the CARTC.                of making EM based materials.


Dr. Cho Cho Myint with MAS     Group photograph

staff and APNAN staff.                  

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

International Workshop 2010 Feb


APNAN will be organizing the usual workshop on Kyusei Nature Farming and EM technology, at the Sara Buri Center, Thailand, from 22 – 25 February, 2010.

We welcome your active participation at this event – If you wish, please contact our representative in your country….and also the recommendation of the APNAN contact representative to avoid cancellations.
The contacts are listed at this website

Further information is available at here

We look forward to your active participation to use Kyusei Nature Farming and EM in your nations and also in daily lives.