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Myanmar farmers going against the grain - with apps

Old-style methods being ditched for latest info on weather, crop prices, best use of pesticides and fertilisers

Farmer San San Hla using a mobile app as she works in a rice field on the outskirts of Yangon. A free app on her smartphone has helped her turn the tide in the war against pests that ruined her crops for the last two years.


A FREE app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years.

As she watches her workers haul in this year's harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant...

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