Unleashing Myanmar’s Agricultural Potential

Myanmar’s unusually fertile soils and abundant water source are legendary in Southeast Asia. It is even said that Myanmar has the most favorable agricultural conditions in all of Asia. Almost anything can be grown in the country, from fruits to vegetables, from rice to pulses. The agriculture sector dominates the economy, contributing 38% of GDP, […]

Japan key to helping Myanmar farmers

Myanmar agricultural experts have expressed amazement by a high level of fertiliser produced in Japan, saying that if Myanmar farmers could afford to use such fertiliser, rather than the China-made one they currently use, they could significantly increase rice output and produce rice of higher quality. When the experts watched fertiliser manufacturing process during a […]

Floods, insects ravage Myanmar’s rice production

Rice production in Myanmar may decline by up to 40 percent from last year in some states due to flooding and insect attacks. Local sources say that rice harvests in Mon and Karen states of Myanmar are down 40 percent this year compared to those in 2012-13. Farmers along the Done-Tha-Mi river say wet season […]

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 […]

Thai private sector should invest in rice business in Myanmar

Thailand’s Kasikorn Research Center (KRC) said the Thai private sector should invest in rice businesses in Myanmar after the country has sped up intensive rice production both in terms of quantity and quality. Myanmar has conducted research and development on rice breeds, agricultural technology and irrigation systems, prompting the country to have continued growth of […]