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Presentation and briefing note: Agricultural public expenditures in Myanmar

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.

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Research report: Aquaculture in transition

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).

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Presentation: The essential role of agriculture

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.

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Presentation: The essential role of agriculture in Myanmar’s economic transition

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.

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Presentation: Agriculture – engine of rural economic growth in Myanmar

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…)

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.

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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.

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Poster: You can have your rice and eat fish too

Research by CESD and Michigan State University examined the use of land for rice and fish farming in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Key findings are summarised in this poster, presented at the International Conference on Global Food Security, held at Cornell University in October 2015.

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Research outcomes presented at “Myanmar and the sustainable development goals” conference

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.

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Sharing knowledge and ideas to promote rural development: LIFT forum

Some of the research findings from CESD and Michigan State University’s work in Myanmar’s agrifood sector were shared at the annual LIFT forum, held in Nay Pyi Taw on 25-26 November 2014.

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