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MADB to help fuel growth across entire agriculture supply chain

Attempts will be made to lower interest rates at the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) so that it is able to support the entire agriculture supply chain, according to U Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance. He said that in the 50 years during which MADB has provided loans to farmers, the sector […]

Mandalay Coffee borrows $596K from Yoma to double export volume

Mandalay Coffee Group (MCG) has signed a funding agreement with Yoma Bank last week to provide K800 million (US$596,000) financial support to coffee farmers to improve their output. MCG is a coffee processor and exporter based in Mandalay, comprising 42 individual shareholders who are involved in different parts of the coffee business supply chain, such […]

Myanmar’s once-sleepy coffee industry reborn as ‘premium’ origin

MANDALAY, Myanmar — The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar is making waves in the coffee business, thanks to a climate and topography that lends itself to coffee growing and new technology from abroad that has improved the quality of its beans. This has brought Myanmar recognition as a producer of high-grade, “specialty” coffees with unique […]

Myanmar coffee gains market share amid rising demand from first world

Myanmar coffee is gaining market share globally and opportunities for local coffee producers to gain international exposure have been on the rise over the past two years. “Although local coffee producers have had to work without good foreign market connections and experience in the past, they were still able to sell coffee to many countries […]

What’s brewing? Myanmar’s growing coffee industry

In a country where a sachet of instant coffee costs just 50 kyats, how can you convince consumers to savor a cup of premium coffee for upwards of 2000 kyats? This is just one of the many hurdles that Myanmar’s coffee industry needs to overcome in order to develop in to a more profitable model. […]