Contract farming to begin in Ayeyawady, Bago, Yangon and Mandalay

Contract farming will begin on 60,000 acres in Ayeywady Region, and 30,000 acres each in Bago, Yangon and Mandalay totaling about 150,000 acres during the upcoming rainy season, said Ye Min Aung, general secretary of the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). Rice millers, rice merchants and rice companies can put forward contract farming planS to the […]

Exports Prioritised to Meet Trade Target

​​ According to official figures from the Ministry of Commerce, trade volume reached US$23 billion until the end of January in this fiscal year. The ministry has set the target trade volume to be $31 billion, therefore the ministry will continue trying to achieve its target over the next two months, said U Khin Maung […]

Myanmar to Discuss Rice Exports With Sri Lanka

​​ Sri Lanka has expressed interest in a formal arrangement to import 50,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar, according to Ministry of Commerce assistant secretary U Khin Maung Lwin. The Sri Lankan ambassador to Myanmar, KWND Karunaratne, made the offer on January 23 during a visit to the Union Minister for Commerce U Than Myint, […]

Four Countries Plan Agribusiness Partnerships With Myanmar

​​ China, Singapore, Brunei and Japan are looking to coop-erate with Myanmar in ag-ribusinesses in the country and have proposed a profit and loss sharing system in cooperation with local farmers, official media re-ported last week. Myanmar would need a new law to govern the im-plementation of the system, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation […]

Myanmar Rice Federation and Sompo Japan Insurance Co sign for crop insurance

THE Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) signed an MoU with the Sompo Japan Nippon Koa Insurance company on Tuesday at the Yangon Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to implement a crop insurance system, the first to launch in upper Myanmar. Crop insurance plays an essential role in agriculture sector because the erratic weather is […]

Chinese rice body to open Yangon branch

The China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIG) will open a branch in Yangon next month, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). It aimed to carry out quality inspection of rice due to be exported to China, the MRF said. Lu Maw Myint Maung, joint secretary of the MRF, said: “Officials from the CCIG held […]

Rice farmers need government support: federation

Polices set by the new government will determine the success of Myanmar’s rice industry, which is in dire need of funding, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation. The agricultural staple will depend heavily on government support over the coming years, said MRF president U Chit Khine at the federation’s annual meeting on February 5, where […]

Mifan not Htamin: Rice Bags Must be Printed in Chinese

Legal exports of rice to China must include rice bags printed in Chinese language, according to an official from the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). The export of rice occurs mainly through the Muse border, where legal exports have recently started, but most rice passes through unsanctioned and illegal trade routes. According to the an agreement […]

Myanmar to Pour Rice into China Slowly

The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) and China’s state-run agri business company COFCO Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding to export up to 100,000 tonnes of rice to China in accordance with market prices at the time of shipment, said an official from MRF. The agreement aims to prevent losses from both sides, as Myanmar cannot […]

6,000 Tonnes of Rice to Be Shipped to Japan This Month

Myanmar will export 6,000 tonnes of rice to Japan this month, according to Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). This is the second time Myanmar is going to export rice to Japan after Japan agreed to import rice from Myanmar for the first time in 40 years in 2013. In 2013, Myanmar won the tender to export […]