Irregular pulse: bean market seesaws in 2013

It has been a surprising year for Mandalay’s beans and pulses market as some usually popular varieties are being sold at less profit than anticipated, while others have recorded unexpected price rises thanks to climate change-related declines in yield. The most noticeable surge in demand this year is for myae-htauk-pae (kidney beans), the price of […]

Myanmar’s rice revival uncertain

Scant stocks, weak demand dent Myanmar’s hopes of rice revival. Shrinking global demand, poor infrastructure and hesitant investors could leave Myanmar far short of its rice export target this year, dealing a blow to its ambitions of competing with the world’s top shippers of the grain. Industry experts and government officials say the 3 million-tonne […]