Myanmar reclaiming the Asia’s rice bowl title

Dressed in Chelsea football shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, U Than Tun toils away in his paddy field on the outskirts of Yangon, sweat pouring down his sinewy arms. Gruelling work that once helped Myanmar become the world’s largest rice exporter is today a Herculean and often lonely job for farmers striving to return the […]

China lobbies to legalise rice trade

The world’s most populous nation is increasing its imports of Myanmar rice each year, but from Beijing’s point of view the imports are illegal as there is no sanitary and phyto-sanitary agreement on rice standards between the two countries. China’s commercial attaché at its Yangon embassy visited the Myanmar Rice Federation’s (MRF) office on July […]