Farmers have Shirked Loan Repayments Since 2012

Farmers who owe some K200 billion to state-owned Myanmar Agriculture Development Bank (MADB) have not repaid their debts since 2012, according to bank records. Most of the farmers are from Ayeyarwaddy, Bago and Yangon. “These farmers need to pay what they owe to the bank. Currently, our situation is such that savings levels have fallen […]

Coffee industry, at the threshold of a new era

“Arabica coffee, produced in PyinOoLwin region of Mandalay Region and Ywangan region of Shan State has reached the Speciality Coffee level. As coffee of the country is fetching reasonable prices in the global market, foreign exchange from coffee export will rise alongside the development of the country’s coffee sector. Additionally, coffee farmers as well as […]

Government Commits to Long Term Aquaculture Development; Starts Dialogue on Issues

Myanmar has taken its first major step towards developing a sustainable aquaculture industry that will meet domestic dietary needs and support the country’s fishery exports business at a time when wild fish stocks are declining rapidly. “The fisheries sector is one of the most important for our ministry, contributing to the protein needs of our […]

Myanmar Coffee Exports to Stimulate Agro Sector

The government has placed emphasis on the diversification of crops which have wide international markets access, in addition to paddy, and it hopes to increase coffee production. Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Dr Aung Thu, said he hopes to increase the coffee acreage to 200,000 and exports to 60,000 tons by 2030. “During […]