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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 […]

Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources. In the district, the areas without access to a dam that have to rely on rainwater. The drought has caused cultivation problems for the […]

Myanmar to adopt crop insurance based on weather

Myanmar and Sompo Japan Insurance are planning to adopt a crop insurance system based on climatic conditions, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Hla Kyaw told a parliamentary session of the Upper House. The plan was revealed during the parliamentary session held in Nay Pyi Taw on October 17 after MP Kyaw Myint Oo […]

Myanmar pulses market examined

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Commerce said that several strategies are being explored to restore the stability of Myanmar’s pulses market. The Myanmar pulses market was sent into disarray last month when India, the largest buyer, put severe restrictions on imported pulses in an attempt to protect the price of their own supply […]

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 […]

Vietnam firm sells 4 combine harvesters to Myanmar for $15,000 each

A privately-run mechanical firm in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has exported four of its combine harvesters to Myanmar after two years of improving its technology and manufacturing facility to meet the high requirements of its Myanmarese partner. Phan Tan Ben, director of Phan Tan Co Ltd, said his products are highly appreciated […]