Yara Myanmar imports new fertiliser for better crop quality

Yara Myanmar, an agriculture solutions provider, will import NPK fertiliser from Norway to help local farmers improve their productivity and raise the quality of their crops. Over the longer term, this will increase demand for Myanmar produce globally and help farmers become more sustainable and less reliant on volatile swings in global food prices. “We […]

Myanmar Boosts Electricity Access Through Off-Grid Solutions

Khant Zaw, director general at the Department of Rural Development (DRD), said US$90 million would be used for implementation of off-grid projects which would run from 2016 to 2021. Upon completion, the project aims to implement solar home system in 8,400 villages and mini-grid projects in 350 villages that are situated over 10 miles away […]

Legislation for Rubber Sector Being Drafted

The government, in cooperation with the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association, is currently drafting legislation for the rubber industry. Efforts are being exerted for a Rubber Central market to come out once a Rubber Law is instituted. At present, officials from the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association and related ministries including the Ministry […]

Cocokyun, industrial zones in Yangon’s spotlight

THE development of Cocokyun township covering the islands in the northeastern Indian Ocean, as well as the flight and maritime access between the islands and the mainland, are included in Yangon Region’s plan, according to Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. Yangon Region will implement a three-year project which will focus mainly on the improvement […]

Ministry Launches Mobile App For Crop & Consumer Safety

The Plant Protec­tion Division under Ministry of Agri­culture, Livestock and Irrigation has recently introduced a mobile ap­plication to promote the effective and safe usage of pesticides on agricultural products. The application, “Plant Protection Mobile Appli­cation” (PP-Verion-1.0), is available on android phones will be upgraded as frequently as the app requires. Since launching just two months […]

Myanmar must establish cultivation of new plant species and seeds

Myanmar must build businesses in the cultivation of new plant species and seed production, Union Minister for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said. “As the agriculture sector is the main driver of the country’s economy and food security, I urge businesses to carry out sustainable seed production and work with the […]

Department of Livestock Veterinary and Breeding Department IFAD Grant ‘Developing scalable smallholder Livestock models in Myanmar. Closing Date 8 Sep 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Endline Assessment Consultancy The Department of Livestock Veterinary and Breeding (LBVD) invites expressions of interest from qualified and experienced Myanmar consultancy agencies for the above mentioned consultancy. This is an opportunity for an experienced consultancy agency to conduct an endline assessment of a smallholder development pig enterprise pilot […]

National Electrification Project (NEP) Call for Proposals for Mini Grid Projects (CFP2: NEP FY 2017/18) Closing Date 30 October 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Project Management Office (PMO) at the Department of Rural Development (DRD) is inviting interested companies to submit mini-grid proposals for consideration to receive construction subsidy and technical assistance in the financial year (2017-2018).   Target group interested mini-grid developers and associates (off-grid solar, hydro, biomass, wind or […]

Crop insurance, land reform and investment are essential to Myanmar’s agricultural sector

Q: What is the state of the rice industry in Myanmar? A: The government relaxed its control of the rice industry in 2003. Since FY2012-2013, rice export volume has exceeded one million tons per year. Q: Rice from Myanmar does not meet international standards and fails to sell for good prices in the international market. […]

The entrance of 2 Innovative Agri-Mobile Apps in Myanmar

Agriculture is the largest sector of Myanmar’s economy – a 2015 survey by the Department of Labour found that it is the main job of more than 54% of the working population. Given that mobile phone penetration in Myanmar’s market is so high, it is now possible to transmit useful information to remote farmers. Input […]