Myanmar must establish cultivation of new plant species and seeds

Myanmar must build businesses in the cultivation of new plant species and seed production, Union Minister for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said. “As the agriculture sector is the main driver of the country’s economy and food security, I urge businesses to carry out sustainable seed production and work with the […]

Crop insurance, land reform and investment are essential to Myanmar’s agricultural sector

Q: What is the state of the rice industry in Myanmar? A: The government relaxed its control of the rice industry in 2003. Since FY2012-2013, rice export volume has exceeded one million tons per year. Q: Rice from Myanmar does not meet international standards and fails to sell for good prices in the international market. […]

Timber industry faces challenges in the voluntary partnership agreement process in forest governance

“The government has concerns and the fact that is does not have the trust of multiple stakeholders is a challenge for the process. “Every change implies sacrificing the interests of certain people, or things, for a certain time but it will be a benefit in the long run, resulting in a sustainable enterprise,” he said. […]

UNDP invites International Consultant for finalizing REDD+ Training Manual and Glossary; Submitted Date: Feb 5, 2016

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT PROCUREMENT NOTICE Country Myanmar Description of the assignment International Consultant for finalizing REDD+ Training Manual and Glossary Period of assignment/services 15 working days (February -March, 2016) Duty Station Home Based Proposal should be submitted at the following address Procurement Unit, UNDP Myanmar, No. 6, Natmauk Road, […]

UN to Help Myanmar Prepare for A Warming Climate

UN agencies have signed an agreement with Myanmar’s government to help the Southeast Asian nation prepare for climate change impacts, including droughts, cyclones and flash floods. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will support Myanmar to integrate climate change considerations into policies, and to develop a national […]

Rice exports fall short of 2.5 mln tonnes against target

Rice exports are falling short of 2.5 million tonnes against the set target of 3 million tonnes for this fiscal year. “Myanmar exported just over 410,000 tonnes of rice during the last eight months. It is half of the figure of the same period last year,” said Dr Soe Tun, secretary general of Myanmar Rice […]