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New sustainable rice project to guard Myanmar’s rice sector against climate change

Nay Pyi Taw, 10 May 2019 – A new initiative will introduce sustainable rice-growing practices to farmers across Myanmar, with the goal of reducing vulnerability to climate change and natural disasters, project partners announced today. The Climate Smart Rice Project will introduce sustainable standards and best practices to 4,000 smallholder farmers around Mandalay, southern Shan, […]

Myanmar to establish coast guard to boost maritime safety

Myanmar will soon establish a coast guard to protect its over 2000-kilometre-long coastline and territorial waters, news reports said. Minister of Transport and Communication U Thant Zin Maung was quoted by China’s Xinhua state news agency as saying that the new law enforcement body will also ensure the safety of sea routes, especially in areas […]

Myanmar to adopt crop insurance based on weather

Myanmar and Sompo Japan Insurance are planning to adopt a crop insurance system based on climatic conditions, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Hla Kyaw told a parliamentary session of the Upper House. The plan was revealed during the parliamentary session held in Nay Pyi Taw on October 17 after MP Kyaw Myint Oo […]

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. […]

International Consultant Lead Researcher – Rakhine Joint Assessment. Closing Date: 18 July 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Country : MYANMAR Description of the assignment : Lead Researcher – Rakhine Joint Assessment Period of assignment/services : 43 Working days Duty Station : Yangon and Sittwe (with possible domestic travel in Rakhine State and to Nay Pyi Taw) Type of Contract : International Consultant (Individual Contract) Proposal […]

Crop insurance to soon be offered

Crop insurance, which is of vital importance in agro-centric Myanmar, will soon be available to farmers who must regularly risk floods and other natural disasters that could potentially wipe out their harvest and their income for the season. A supervision committee on private insurance enterprises announced that private insurance companies established after 2013 will be […]

Rice export drops in 8 months

Myanmar’s rice export earning dropped by 100 million U.S. dollars in the first eight months ( April-November) of fiscal year 2013-14 from 276.172 million dollars a year earlier, local media reported Wednesday. During the April-November period, Myanmar exported about 451, 728 tons of rice, down from 731,201 tons on a yearly basis, said the Yangon […]