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Businesses misusing farmland face hefty fines, warns minister

The government will punish people and companies that use farmland for purposes other than growing crops with a fine of 30 percent of the land’s market value. The government-led Leading Committee for Farmers Rights, Protection and Promoting of Interests set the penalty at a meeting earlier this month, said U Aung Thu, committee secretary and […]

Cattle exports to China show good promise, official says

Magwe Region exports some 25,000 head of cattle a year to China, according to the region and veterinary officials. U Maung Maung Soe Oo, director of Magwe’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, said 252 shipments of cattle were sent to China in the 12 months ending in October this year. Statistics also showed that 280 […]

Myanmar pig farming initiative announced

The DaNa Facility, a UK government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, and De Heus Myanmar, an international animal feed business, have announced a joint investment of over US$3.2 million in a project focused on increasing the income and productivity of pig farmers across Myanmar. They said it would be the largest single business […]

Myanmar to Upgrade Domestic Dairy Products

YANGON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is striving to promote domestic dairy industry by raising the standard of its products, official media reported Friday. At present, the country’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary department is exerting efforts to establish standards for milk products to place them in the market after obtaining approval from Food and Drug […]

FDI could exceed MIC’s target in 2017-18, but still lower than previous years’

Between April 1 and July 11 of the current fiscal year, FDI into the country hit US$2.7 billion, almost half the MIC’s target. Meanwhile, a total of US$127 million in fresh funds was pumped into the Thilawa Speical Economic Zone, while US$221 million was injected into existing projects. That’s US$3.1 billion in total for the […]

Dairy Industry Must Increase Productivity to Be Competitive

MYANMAR’S dairy industry will remain uncompetitive if the nation fails to address low productivity of raw milk driven by poor genetics and low production technology, said Dumrong Leenanuruksa, a former vice president of Maejo University in Chiang Mai who carried out comprehensive research on the competitiveness of Greater Mekong Subregion’s dairy industry. “Poor conditions of […]