Deforestation in Myanmar has led to climate change, landslides, and deterioration of soil. To revert these effects, it is important to create forests and plantations with fast growing trees that are beneficial to the environment.
Supreme Group’s Chairman Dr Sein Myint was able to obtain the technology and expertise regarding fast-growing acacia hybrids from Dr. Nir Atzmon, Head of Research and Development from Cam Agra Investment Co., Ltd., Cambodia.
Acacia Hybrids, which are a mix between Acacia magium and Agacia auriculiformis, offer various benefits such as fast growing speeds, soil regeneration, and good quality wood.
In March 2015, Supreme BioTech planted their first Acacia Hybrid Mother Tree, which was produced using Israel technology. Later on, in May 2016, Supreme BioTech was granted the official permission from the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation to produce and plant Acacia hybrids. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Nir Atzmon himself demonstrated and trained staff about the vegetative propagation techniques to be used on Mother Trees. Yearly, these plantations are expanding dramatically.
From 2015 to 2020, about 2.6 million saplings were distributed nationwide. BioTech has also been distributing knowledge and techniques to more than 600 farmers across 2,000 acres, regarding choosing the right soil, farming methods, using fertilizer, and choosing suitable crops to grow for extra short-term income. We have been widely educating the public about the fast-growing Acacia hybrids, so that they can be informed and derive the benefits.
BioTech also helps farmers link with domestic and foreign markets to distribute the raw wood, biomass pellets, and other wood products obtained from the plantations.
We produce and distribute fertilizer that is especially suitable for Acacia trees, based on international experience and latest findings.
Moving forward, we have plans to produce more than 1,400,000 saplings in time for the farming season in 2021. Starting 2022, at least 2,100,000 up to 3,600,000 saplings are in the production plan.