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On a mission to turn Yangon’s food waste into organic soil

Spoiled meat, fish and vegetables are dumped every day in Yangon as they easily go rotten and produce foul smells. Waste disposal sites produce methane, which pollutes the air, ruins the soil and underground water sources, and takes up valuable land. Yangon city, the crowded commercial capital of the country, produces 2300 tonnes to 2500 […]

How a Singaporean is changing the fates of rice farmers in Myanmar

Against a backdrop of climate change and a cyclone disaster, is helping to tackle the problem of poverty through the way rice is farmed in the country, as On The Red Dot discovers. LABUTTA, Myanmar: At the age of seven, David Chen had a “life-changing experience” that developed his sense of empathy for the underprivileged. […]

New sustainable rice project to guard Myanmar’s rice sector against climate change

Nay Pyi Taw, 10 May 2019 – A new initiative will introduce sustainable rice-growing practices to farmers across Myanmar, with the goal of reducing vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, project partners announced today. The Climate Smart Rice Project will introduce sustainable standards and best practices to 4,000 smallholder farmers around Mandalay, southern Shan, […]

Myanmar state counselor calls for efforts for regaining top rice exporting country status

YANGON, March 7 (Xinhua) — Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called on farmers and stakeholders in the country to strive for regaining the past status of top rice exporting country by turning to new agricultural methods such as organic farming, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. Aung San Suu Kyi made the call […]

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla’s smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year’s harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant mood, ascribing her victory […]

Burning down the house: Myanmar’s destructive charcoal trade

A nearly year-long investigation by Mongabay led to a multi-part reporting project into the illegal production and trade of charcoal in Myanmar. One route for charcoal sales from Myanmar to China documented by Mongabay could generate as much as $10 million a year in payoffs alone to Burmese government officials. The cheap energy source is […]

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, […]