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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.
A presentation to the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Working Group looked at the crucial role of agricultural public expenditure in achieving the newly-elected Myanmar government’s priorities for agriculture and rural development.
Rapid growth in Myanmar’s fish farming industry is supporting higher rural incomes, greater job opportunities, and improved nutrition, health and well-being, according to research by the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Michigan State University (MSU) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
CESD presented on the government’s role in promoting a dynamic agricultural industry to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development in Nay Pyi Taw on 20 January 2016.
CESD, in partnership with Michigan State University, presented a number of agricultural policy recommendations to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development in January 2016.
The potential of the agriculture sector to drive rural economic growth is highlighted in a presentation from CESD’s Food Security Project team. The 9-slide presentation looks at how agriculture can drive the rural economy, and ways to support increases in agricultural incomes. The presentation introduces aquaculture as an opportunity for growth, the role of the government in supporting the agricultural sector, and the need to ensure an enabling environment for ongoing growth. (more…)
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.
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.
A team of CESD senior researchers presented some of their recent research and publications at the Australian Myanmar Institute (AMI) “Myanmar and the sustainable development goals” conference, held at Yangon University, 10 – 12 July 2015.