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Policy brief: A quiet revolution emerging in the fish farming value chain

Fish farming (aquaculture) is important to Myanmar’s food security and is developing and transforming quickly in Myanmar. This policy brief presents findings from a field survey of the farmed fish value chain. Many of the findings are at odds with what is perceived as conventional wisdom about fish farming in Myanmar.


Considering the next steps for Myanmar’s minimum wage

In March 2013, the new Minimum Wage Law was enacted by Myanmar’s Parliament, and after years-long tripartite negotiations, the minimum basic wage rate was set at 3,600 kyats per 8-hour working day (450 kyat/hour), corresponding to approx. US$ 83 per month.  The minimum wage was implemented from 1 September 2015. What next? This was a question put by CESD to the Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net) at a workshop organised by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) in November 2015.


Paper: Promoting agricultural growth in Myanmar

Rapid agricultural growth in Myanmar has the potential to be the engine for broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction. Moreover, the current democratic reforms in Myanmar create opportunities for development of agricultural and economic policies for greater food security and poverty reduction.


Updates on flood recovery from Dr Zaw Oo on VOA

Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Officer, recently spoke on Voice of America (VOA) about the work undertaken to assist those affected by the July 2015 rains and flooding.