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Research report: Towards a rural development strategy for Mon State

Data analysis from CESD’s Mon State Rural Household Survey (2015) is presented in a research report (July 2016) that identifies options for more balanced growth in Mon State, “leading to a vibrant economy in which returning migrants can invest and find employment.” The research report, prepared by CESD, in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Michigan State University (MSU), provides a set of initial recommendations for the establishment of a rural development strategy for Mon State. The recommendations are in two broad areas: (1) stimulating growth in agriculture and sustainable management of natural resources, and (2) providing public infrastructure and services that strengthen the enabling environment.

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Policy brief: towards a rural development strategy for Mon State

CESD, in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Michigan State University (MSU), analysed the substantial challenges facing the rural economy in Mon State, and report “there is good reason for optimism if the Mon State and Union governments can work together with the private sector, including farmers, to develop a vibrant rural economy that raises rural incomes and improves the welfare of the rural population.”

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Presentation: Mon State livelihoods and rural development strategy

Analysis of data from CESD’s Mon State Rural Household Survey (2015) forms the basis for recommendations on possible policy options – for the Union and Mon State governments –  to deliver “balanced growth and resilient livelihoods” in Mon State. A presentation to key stakeholders in Mawlamyine, Mon State, in May 2016, provides an overview of CESD’s survey data, key findings and policy recommendations.

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Discussion: Accelerating the growth and development of the vegetable sector in Myanmar

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.

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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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Preparations continue for the aquaculture and hope surveys

To build a better understanding of the economic and social drivers of rural development in Myanmar, CESD, in partnership with Michigan State University, and with funding from USAID and LIFT, will roll out two surveys in March 2016; on aquaculture, and on hope.

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Launch of research report into aquaculture, 28 January 2016

Findings from research undertaken by CESD, Michigan State University (MSU) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) were presented to industry stakeholders, government representatives, development partners, researchers and members of the media in Yangon on 28 January 2016. (more…)

Launch of research report into aquaculture

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). The research report, “Aquaculture in transition: Value chain transformation, fish and food security in Myanmar”, was released to industry stakeholders and government representatives at a workshop in Yangon on 28 January 2016.

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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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