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Come see untapped investment opportunities of Chin State

With huge potential in the emerging organic fruit and vegetable sector, the agriculture sector of Chin State offers a great potential to investors. Myanmar is sometimes regarded as Asia’s last ‘frontier market’. As such, Chin State should be considered a most promising investment destination. The quality of agricultural products from the state, such as coffee, […]

Contract farming launched in four districts of Sagaing

Four districts in the Sagaing Region — Sagaing, Shwebo, Monywa, and Yinmabin — are permitting contract farming for production of crops and seeds, said U Than Zaw Oo, the Secretary of the Sagaing Region Investment Committee. “In order to cultivate perennial crops and establish large plantations, investors can rent land by entering into long-term contracts […]

Myanmar allows up to 80% of foreign investment in agriculture sector

Foreign businesses have been allowed to invest up to 80 percent in Myanmar’s agriculture sector instead of 49 percent, according to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). “Previously, the agriculture sector seemed to protect local businesses. At that time, a foreigner was allowed to invest 40 percent while a national had the chance to invest 51 percent. […]

New national agriculture strategy to drive growth, if properly implemented

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), with the help of Asia Development Bank (ADB), United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund last Friday launched Myanmar’s Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) for the next five years. Building on the 2016 Agricultural Development Policy, MOALI, with the support of […]

Invitation to Kayah Investment Forum, 26 May 2018 at Loikaw

Background: Kayah State has vast and diversified land that enables various types of agriculture, tourism and other industries. The estimates population in 2017 was approximately 291,778. Kayah State is divided into 2 districts (Loikaw and Bawlake) which are divided into 7 townships with 106 wards and villages.. Kayah State is located in north latitude 18 […]

Yangon chief ministers lay outs plan to improve fish farming

The government will cooperate with Myanmar Fisheries Federation (MFF) in reforming the current fish farming system in fishery sector, said Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. He blamed little profit for results from conventional farming and called for better services in transporting fishery products through cold storage factories. The chief minister said the government […]

The role of AustCham Myanmar in the Myanmar economy

Australia is proving an important and growing trading and investment partner for Myanmar. The bilateral trade between Australia and Myanmar reached US$144 million in 2016, according to Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce. Ms. Jodi Weedon is CEO of the AustCham Myanmar (Australia-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce), which was set up in March 2013. In a recent interview […]

Myanmar taps Israeli expertise in agriculture

ISRAELI expertise and technologies in agriculture are supporting Myanmar’s efforts in reforming its vast agriculture sector, while the recently enforced investment protection agreement is expected to boost inward investments for Myanmar in the long run. Following the signing of an agreement for Reciprocal Promotion and Protecting of Investments between the two countries in October 2014, […]

ASEAN trade pact strengthens Myanmar’s ties with Australia, New Zealand

THE free trade agreement (FTA) between ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand makes Myanmar products more competitive in the two biggest markets in Australasia, according to trade commissioners from Australia and New Zealand. There is a huge potential for trade to grow in the agriculture sector, as all three countries are rich in farms and fisheries. […]