This background paper involves an assessment of the Myanmar rice value chain. Special focus is paid to the structure and performance of the rice industry in Myanmar, industry dynamics, and future prospects. Also included is an examination of weaknesses and constraints within the industry, and the prospect of improving the value of the rice industry.
This paper brings together available data and information on poverty, nutrition, and vulnerability to food insecurity to identify key vulnerable populations across Myanmar. It also outlines options to improve the food security of the most vulnerable households.
The paper is based on a rapid assessment conducted during a three-week field visit in late 2012 and desk research.