Myanmar sees gains in rice, corn production

Rice and corn production in Myanmar is expected to increase in the 2016-17 marketing year, while production of wheat is forecast to fall, according to an April 20 report from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Rice production in 2016-17 is forecast at 12.2 million tonnes, up from 12.16 […]

Impact of Agricultural Investment in Myanmar

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract growing levels of foreign investment. Agriculture currently plays a crucial role in the country’s economy and more than 60 percent of the population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. The Government of Myanmar (GoM) has acknowledged the need to support smallholders […]

Myanmar discusses lifting duty on rice exports to China

Myanmar is negotiating with Chinese officials to lift duty taxes on agricultural exports, including rice, bean, corn, and sesame, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar traders have had to resort to exporting rice in unnamed sacks to avoid the Chinese authorities’ quality controls. Some traders were arrested in April because China has not yet […]