This working paper, prepared by CESD and Michigan State University (with support from USAID), examines potential agribusiness models to support economic growth, increase food security, build export markets, and reduce poverty in Myanmar. The paper provides an overview of agribusiness investment in Myanmar, including the market outlook, investment climate, resource base and some of the problems associated with land concessions.
The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Hugo Swire, identified the UK government’s support to MDRI-CESD as one of the economic links between Myanmar and the United Kingdom, recorded in Hansard on 12 May 2014. In response to a question in the Parliament, Mr Swire said the UK government were “working to encourage and support Burma [Myanmar] to remove barriers to becoming a stable, prosperous and democratic country with a sustainable economy that benefits all its people. ”