U Win Soe is one of the seed grower of Radanar Ayar from Kaing Taw (e) Village. Also, he is a member of farmer pool as a leader.
In Kaing Taw (e) village, one of the project villages of Radanar Ayar, there is also a farmer pool which is led by U Win Soe. And He was participated in Radanar Ayar not only the farmer pool leader but also a seed grower in 2012 Monsoon seed production. In this village, there have 14 farmers who are working with Radanar Ayar for seed and quality crop production in 2012 Monsoon crop season. Previously, all the farmer in this village have practice of crop plantation using stick and broadcasting that, “ Crop plantation using stick and broadcasting are traditionally of the main practices for us in our village because of the water level and lack of techniques. These practices need more seeds to overcome the crop waste due to water. And sometime, it usually hurt the nursery as it deepens to the soil for some extent. ”
After Monsoon crop season, he said that, “The farmers thought that plantation using stick is the best, however, we start to know the benefit of proper seed-bed preparation and hand transplanting which is supported by Radanar Ayar. Although seed-bed preparation is a challenge for our farmers what it is a new method for us, but we did the seed-bed preparation successfully and we are transplanted about 50 acres of cropping field by hand. Now, we have many benefits the transplanting of seed production and we are selling the paddy seeds to Radanar Ayar ‘s Central Seed Bank and other farmers as a seed price.”
U Win Soe said that the potential achievement because of the techniques supported by Radanar Ayar that all of the farmers will follow the good practices of proper seed-bed preparation and hand transplanting once the farmer get achieved. “If the farmers believe that the yield per acre of the rice production will increase in upcoming crop season that grow the crop with hand transplantation and it is sure that the number of farmers will use these techniques more and more. As an instance, U Soe Htike, one of the contact farmers of Radanar Ayar, used the supported of Yadana Toe variety with hand transplanting method and he is also selling Radanar Ayar ‘s Central Seed Bank and other farmers as a seed.”
Case Study of Farmer Pool / Nga Pi Tone Hle Village on the effectiveness of the socio-economic condition supported by Radanar Ayar Association