Vegetables in Myanmar represent one of the highest potential growth opportunities of any agricultural sub sector. Key considerations to enable growth were raised by Dr Duncan Boughton, Professor, International Development at Michigan State University, at the Second National Vegetable Sector Round Table, held in Nay Pyi Taw on 3 March 2016.
Dr Boughton noted some of the challenges for small landholders to becoming successful commercial vegetable producers, including the complex skillset needed (business management, irrigation, agronomy, pathology, logistics, etc), and high levels of risk due to price volatility and production losses. Despite these challenges, Dr Boughton said there was a need to initially focus on small landholders, as they have the highest potential for success.
Dr Boughton is working with CESD as Co-lead of the Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) project in Myanmar.
A copy of Dr Boughton’s notes for the panel discussion is available below.
Publication name: Panelist notes, Accelerating the growth and development of the vegetable sector in Myanmar: principles for success
Authors: Duncan Boughton
Supported by: Michigan State University and United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Publication date: 3 March 2016
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