Myanmar sees boost in private investment in agriculture

Investment in agriculture by private companies is increasing in Myanmar, raising expectations that the modernization of the sector will progress at last. Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corp. (Mapco) has built a large rice mill in a bid to boost exports of rice, while Myanma Awba Group has launched a project to build an agricultural chemical factory. […]

Taking the Pulse of Myanmar’s Bean Business

Each morning the floor of the Bayintnaung commodity exchange center in northern Rangoon is jammed with traders and middlemen and buyers looking for the latest prices and deals for some of Burma’s agricultural produce. Famously Burma was once the world’s biggest rice exporter, a position long-lost due to the decades of economic mismanagement under the […]

DuPont sets sights on Myanmar agriculture

DuPont, the Delaware-based chemical company, will start providing agricultural assistance to Myanmar in the fourth quarter after it opens its first office in the country. Rajeev Vaidya, DuPont’s president for Asean and South Asia, said once the office is set up, products can be distributed to farmers right away such as crop protection chemicals and […]