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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 […]

S Korean company Hansae to build 2nd factory in Myanmar

South Korean apparel manufacturer Hansae Co. will construct a second factory in Myanmar as it moves to secure global competitiveness in the face of a strong local currency and a rise in raw material prices. The company, which makes clothes for many top global brands like Nike and GAP, said it is currently looking for […]

Harley-Davidson Opens Showroom in Mandalay

MANDALAY — The American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson opened its first authorized showroom and service center in Myanmar on Saturday in Mandalay. Mandalay has drawn the attention of motorcycle dealers, with numerous motorcycle clubs and riders. “With Myanmar’s recent economic development and a large community of riders in Mandalay, it was a logical place for us […]

IFC, Myanmar Introduce ag Guidelines and Protocol

YANGON, MYANMAR — The International Finance Corp. (IFC) has partnered with the Department of Agriculture of Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) to introduce guidelines geared toward improving the productivity and profitability of farmers through sustainable farming. The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Protocol and Guidelines specifically cover 15 crops, including rice and peanuts. […]

Global standards issued for local coffee producers

IN a bid to promote local coffee to the international market, the Agriculture Department will be issuing a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificate to qualified local coffee producers this year, said Daw May Thet Hlaing, a coffee expert from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre. Local coffee producers who meet a list of […]

Inle chemical-free tomatoes to be available in Yangon market

The Inle chemical-free tomatoes, the first Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-compliant crop produced in the country, is now being sold at the City Mart in Yangon, according to Nyaung Shwe Restaurants Businessmen Association secretary U Aung Kyaw. The Nyaung Shwe Restaurants Businessmen Association in cooperation with the Nyaung Shwe Agricultural Department in Shan State supported the […]

Sustainability is Key to the Future of Tourism in Myanmar

Destination management is needed to achieve sustainable tourism, which will contribute to jobs and long-term growth in Myanmar. “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about,” celebrated novelist, Rudyard Kipling, wrote over a century ago. Even today, his thoughts hold true, with Myanmar offering a unique experience to the […]

Garment manufacturing: How to navigate Myanmar’s ethical maze

As it undergoes profound and rapid change, Myanmar is today emerging as one of Asia’s most sought-after hubs for fashion sourcing. The country’s opening-up to the global economy has come after decades of military rule, during which a long period of isolation and internal conflict was followed by an era of gradual disengagement from politics […]

H&M factories in Myanmar employed 14-year-old workers

Fashion retail giant says it has taken action against its two factories after new book in Sweden raises fears about working conditions in the country Swedish fashion chain H&M worked with clothing factories in Myanmar where children as young as 14 toiled for more than 12 hours a day, according to a book being published in Sweden […]

Lawsgroup’s journey from Hong Kong to Myanmar

Rising Chinese wages force the textile maker to move production but its CEO remains laid-back. Before his death in 1996, the Hong Kong textile tycoon Law Ting-pong handwrote a letter of wishes in which he expressed the hope that “those who are careful at the beginning would also be careful to the end”. Unfortunately, the […]