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Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla’s smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year’s harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant mood, ascribing her victory […]

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 […]

Government hopes to start insurance scheme next January

A ground-breaking scheme is being launched that will enable Myanmar citizens to take out insurance covering health, insurance and the effects of bad weather in the next few months. says U Maung Maung Thein, deputy minister for Finance and Revenue. Speaking to the media at Mya Nan DawHOTEL IN Nay Pyi Taw on August 28, […]

Norway Digital media firm Vizrt sets sights on Myanmar

Norway-based Vizrt, a leading provider of content-production tools for the digital-media industry, is eyeing business expansion in Myanmar to cash in on the prospects for the broadcasting business there after the country opens more doors for foreign investment. Yupapak Tawanna, regional manager of Vizrt Thailand, said the headquarters in Oslo had assigned its Bangkok office, […]