Farmer burnout

Prevent burnout

A 7 day workweek with little vacation time can make farmers feel burnt out. In a single day, we might go from sowing a new batch of seedlings to answering calls from customers to budgeting the finances for the rest of the season. On top of this non-stop work environment, Read more…

Organic farming ecosystem

What is organic farming?

We hear the terms ‘organic vegetables’ and ‘organic farming’ so often but what do they really mean? At the supermarket, organic vegetables are priced higher than ‘regular vegetables’ so they must be higher in quality (and only for wealthy people), right? And who decides whether vegetables and fruits are organic Read more…

Compost building

Maximise what you have

One of the best things about farming in Myanmar is that we still have a lot of natural resources, even on our farms.  If we maximise what we have on our farms, we can reduce the cost of inputs needed to produce our vegetables and fruits. For example, instead of Read more…

Organic farming community

Cooperation

Farmers work best when they’re in communities.  It makes us all stronger and resilient to the changes we face. Farmers need other farmers to share jokes with, discuss plans for the coming season, learn new farming techniques, enjoy a meal together, and find solutions to the problems of the year. Read more…

Moldy watercress gazunywet

Problem-solving

Problems are always bound to happen on your farm. They’re tough to solve and sometimes unpleasant.  And since you can’t just run away from them, you have to learn how to solve them.  First, identify the problem. Write down all the reasons that may be causing the problem. Second, find Read more…

Organic vegetables bold flavours

Prioritise taste

So much of the food grown nowadays is grown for size and perfectness. The shape, colour, and size of a tomato or chinese mustard has become more important to customers than its taste.  You’ll see customers carefully choosing all the perfect-looking vegetables and leaving behind the oddly-shaped ones with a Read more…