The CESD played a strategically important role in facilitating and supporting the organisation of a day-long workshop by the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association and Yangon Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry that was held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) on 18th August in Yangon. The event was organised to bring different stakeholders together in order to bring out necessary reforms in the Myanmar beans and pulses sector which witnessed the attendance and active participation of key dignitaries, including the Vice President (2), U Henry Van Thio.
CESD concluded a field visit to the Yut Sauk Township, in Shan State as part of its engagement with the Smart Agriculture Myanmar (SAM) project along with Impact Terra. The field visit was aimed at introducing the Golden Paddy mobile application to maize (corn) farmers and gather necessary inputs for future research.
The CESD takes pride in its well-qualified and talented research staff who share a genuine passion for the socio-economic development of Myanmar. The researchers possess a wide variety of qualifications from reputed national and international universities with considerable amounts of experience of working in the field. The CESD pays special attention and encourages a healthy balance of gender and ethnic representation among its research staff in particular in order to get different perspectives that will enable in deriving interesting insights which can then be advocated as policy reforms to national and international stakeholders. (more…)