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Winrock and Myantrade sign export promotion agreement for crops including coffee

Winrock International and the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organization (Myantrade) under the Ministry of Commerce have signed a cooperation agreement for the export promotion of six crops including coffee. Ministry of Commerce, Permanent Secretary Aung Soe said, “We signed MoU for cooperation and assisting in designating specifications and trade promotion. We will conduct training for export […]

Low-Grade to High-End: Waking Up the Myanmar Coffee Market

THE SOCIAL CHALLENGE Economic Development Most of the world’s commercial-grade coffee farmers are not paid enough to sustain profitable farms, prompting them to cut down coffee trees. This was the case in Myanmar, which lacked a cohesive coffee value chain to promote coffee globally or within the country, and where there was little knowledge of […]

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, […]

Chin State offers greenfield opportunities for investors

Chin State is looking to attract local and foreign investors to accelerate the development of tourism, agriculture, livestock, and electricity generation in the state, U Aung Naing Oo, the secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), said Tuesday. As part of efforts to attract potential investors theChin State Investment and Products Fair will be held on […]

Tom n Toms plans Myanmar expansion

South Korean Cafe chain Tom n Toms has started to launch outlets in Myanmar. Tom n Toms Myanmar has opened two locations in Yangon so far, at the international airport and the Kantharyar Centre, with a third planned for Yankin Township. Information from Myanmar International Business Alliance Company operation director Aung Sithu Khant revealed a […]

Shan State Coffee Producer Wins ASEAN Business Award

Local social enterprise Aung Nay Lin Htun, which manufactures and distributes Myanmar’s first international-standard specialty coffee brand, Genius Shan Highlands, won an ASEAN Business Award on Monday in the Sustainable Social Enterprise category. The ASEAN Business Awards 2018 were presented in Singapore in the categories of Priority Integration Sectors; SME Excellence (Corporate Social Responsibility, Employment, […]

Counting on coffee for a strong boost in growth

he founder of the Genius Coffee business U Ngwe Tun feels there is good potential for the company’s products in local and foreign markets. While the business is focused on growing, processing and distributing coffee beans, U Ngwe Tun is keen on injecting a dose of innovation into the company. He says he is looking […]

Southern Shan co-op exports $35,000 worth of coffee to Europe

A Shan-based co-operative involving almost a thousand local farmers has exported its first container of coffee worth US$35,000 to Europe. The Green Gold cooperative (co-op) exported its first container of select coffee to the European market on Friday. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the export represents a positive development in […]

GAP system encouraged for export in Myanmar

The department of agriculture is implementing growing of vegetables and culinary crops such as rice, beans, pulses and corn using a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) system in some States and Regions which could help Myanmar’s agricultural industry better access export markets. Coffee grown with the GAP system enters international market successfully. In order to export […]

Myanmar hills embrace silkworms over poppies

TANGYAN, Myanmar (Reuters) – Zhou Xing Ci’s family have farmed poppies for as long as anyone remembers, scraping the flowers’ sticky brown sap to produce opium. Along with many other farmers in the hills of eastern Myanmar, the crop – much of which ends up as heroin sold on foreign streets – has in recent […]