Thaint Yadanar Zaw

Marketing & Communication Facilitator

Yangon, Myanmar

About Me

Hello everyone!
I am Thaint Yadanar Zaw and the meaning of my name is full of the jewelry. I am 24 years old living in Yangon, Myanmar with my family. From July 2017, I start working as a Marketing and communication facilitator for AgriProfocus Myanmar.
Most recent role was a master trainer (senior project officer) . I gave training with all the aspects of personal development and career enhancement. As for my educational background, I graduated with English Literature and I have learn a lot about development through strategy when I studied diplomas in Development studies and International Relations.
Since I was a trainer in Lashio Northern Shan State, I learn the farmers especially youth didn’t make profit. I love to talk with people because we could learn more from communication through good. That’s why I am happy to work with AgriProFocus. I hope to learn from all of you.

Skills and Expertise


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Posted 16 January 2019 at 05:51

Vacancy Announcement: Marketing and Communication Facilitator

Organization: AgriProFocus Myanmar

Position Title : Marketing and Communication Facilitator

Duration : 1 year (with possible extension)

Location : Based in Yangon and travel as required


The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organizations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 12 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and link 26.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

In November 2016 we started setting up our network in Myanmar. To develop relationships with Myanmar stakeholders from all different sectors and support of the rollout of our programs, AgriProFocus is looking for a Marketing & Commun

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Regional Seed Fair : Ayeyarwady Region

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  24 January 2019 to 25 January 2019 - All Day Event
  Ayeyarwady Region

Regional Seed Fair : Ayeyarwady Region

Date and Time : 24 Jan, 9:00 AM – 25 Jan, 5:00 PM
Location : Pathein City Hall, Strand Rd, Pathein, Myanmar (Burma)
The RSSD project invites all rice seed stakeholders to the Seed Fair to be organized in Pathein Myanmar. This fair will feature seed growers, seed companies, NGOs, Department of Agriculture officials and service providers with a grand gathering. Come and derive the benefits.


Youth Ag Summit 2019!

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  04 November 2019 to 06 November 2019 - All Day Event

The Youth Ag Summit goes to Brazil!

Are you aged 18-25* and passionate about food security? Would you like an all-expenses paid trip to Brazil and the chance to learn from some of the world’s leading agricultural experts? Do you have an idea that could help achieve Zero Hunger?

The next Youth Ag Summit will take place from 4 to 6 November 2019 in Brasilia, Brazil. The application period will run from 17 September 2018 until 10 January 2019. We will announce the names of the 100 selected delegates in May 2019.

Brazil. Home to 209 million people. Location of the world’s largest tropical rainforest. A thriving economy rooted in agriculture.

Please, click here to apply and for more information details.


International Field Days

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  15 June 2019 - 09:00 to 20 June 2019 - 16:00
  Chiang Mai and Nonthaburi, Thailand

International Field Days coming soon!

East-West Seed extend a warm invitation to their 2019 EWS Field Day. The event is to demonstrate their continued support and collaboration with their international customers, traders, and exclusive distributors.

The theme of the day celebrates partners like you who contribute to the ongoing success of EWS. Your loyalty and partnership help them continually strive for innovation in product breeding and meeting market needs. They will be remain your trusted partners in supplying smallholder farmers with quality seed and service across the globe.

Where: Chiang Mai and Nonthaburi, Thailand


What to see:

  • More than 300 varieties, including 140 brand new varieties
  • Product tasting and fresh marketing concepts to meet consumer needs and preferences
  • Seed technology showcase and a tour of the processing plant and ISTA-accredited lab

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Protecting your trade marks in Myanmar: What’s new?

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  17 December 2018, 16:00-17:00

Protecting your trade marks in Myanmar: What’s new?

This Webinar, is organized by the South-east Asia IPR SME Helpdesk, and will give European SMEs all the necessary information you need to know about Trade mark protection in Myanmar, alerting you about recent changes in IP legislations and advising you what you need to do in order to protect your trade marks – your business in Myanmar.

Participation to the webinar is free of charge, and you can join by using a Mac, PC or a mobile device.

Registration at link:

Cost: free of charge

For more information details, please, click here.

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Posted 27 November 2018 at 05:07

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) submits comments to parliament’s agriculture committee

Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has submitted a set of comments to the Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Fishery Development Committee in response to their Inquiry into Agricultural Chemical Residues.

MCRB’s inputs are based on the field research conducted at oil palm plantations in Tanintharyi Region during July-December 2017 at 17 oil palm plantations in Tanintharyi Region as part of its Sector-Wide Impact Assessment (SWIA) of the oil palm sector which will be published next year. Hundreds of oil palm plantation managers and plantation workers were interviewed, as well as relevant government ministries, local authorities and NGOs and CSOs. MCRB’s findings are also supported by the Fauna and Flora International’s (FFI’s) field research findings.

In addition, MCRB based its answers o

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Posted 23 November 2018 at 03:56

Royal De Heus' First Aqua Feed Mill in Myanmar

8 November 2018, Royal De Heus started the construction of their first aqua feed mill in Myanmar, in Hmawbi, which is located near Yangon, with an impressive ground breaking ceremony.

De Heus is currently the biggest Dutch agri-investor in Myanmar with already two operational animal feed mills in Yangon and Mandalay. Besides the production of feed, De Heus Myanmar is also most important in realizing capacity-building programs for Livestock and Agricultural sectors, such as poultry, pigs and corn.

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Posted 20 November 2018 at 03:27

Access to Seeds launches second Index

24 seed companies were ranked on how well they serve smallholder farmers in South and Southeast Asia

Access to Seeds has launched its latest Index, evaluating and ranking seed companies according to their efforts to improve access to quality seeds of improved varieties for smallholder farmers. The results of the South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) Index were announced during the Asian Seed Congress attended by members of the Asia Pacific Seed Association (APSA) including private seed companies and national seed associations.

Out of 24 companies, East-West Seed garnered the highest score which takes into account the indicators of Commitment, Performance, Transparency and Leadership for 7 measurement areas: Governance & Strategy, Genetic Resources, Intellectual Property, Research & Development, Seed Production, Marketing & Sales, and Capacity Building. (Graph from Access to Seeds Index).

“EWS performs strongly across all measurement areas, with a variety

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 14 November 2018 at 07:52

Myanmar earns almost 436 million USD from rice exports

Myanmar earned nearly 436 million USD from exporting rice and broken rice from April 1 to October 26 this year, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).

China is the leading rice export market of Myanmar, accounting about 60 percent, while demand for the country's rice also comes from other Asian countries, European Union members and some African countries.

Aside from rice, Myanmar also boosts exports of other products, including peas, aquatic products, garment-textile, timber and wooden products, and rubber, a move to decrease the country’s trade deficit.

For more information details, please click here.

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Posted 9 November 2018 at 03:24

Food and Consumer Products Require Myanmar Language Labels

The Government of Myanmar announced a new labeling regulation for goods including food, consumer products, medicines and food supplements. April 2019 is the official deadline set for companies to use Myanmar language labels in order to enhance public health and food safety standard. For more information:

please, click here.


Regional Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  18 January 2019 to 19 January 2019 - All Day Event

Aim of the workshop

Aim of the workshop is to share research findings of the research project entitled “Promoting the floating rice-based agroecological farming systems for a healthy society and adaptation to climate changes in the Lower Mekong Region and Myanmar”, funded by The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund from 2017 to 2019, led by A/Prof Jamie Pittock and Dr. Van Kien Nguyen (the Australian National University), partnered with Yangon University (Prof Nilar Nilar Aung), Ecoland Research Center – Royal Agriculture University (Dr Malyne Naeng), Research Center for Rural Development – An Giang University (Mr Le Thanh Phong).

Date : 18-19 January 2019.

Venue: Yangon University, Myanmar

Address : Arts Building, University Avenue Road, Kamaryut Township (11041), Yangon, Myanmar

For more information details and program, please, click the attached file below.

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Posted 1 November 2018 at 10:31

FrieslandCampina and Agriterra continue their cooperation

Agriterra and FrieslandCampina will be working together over the next five years to improve the business operations of farmers in Asia and Africa. To this end, the organizations have signed a new cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed on Monday 29 October by Hein Schumacher, CEO of FrieslandCampina, and Marc Calon, chairman of the board of Agriterra. This has extended the cooperation between the two organizations for a period of 5 years.FrieslandCampina and Agriterra have been working together since 2012 and share the ambition to improve the livelihood of dairy farmers in Asia and Africa by sharing Dutch dairy expertise.

Sharing dairy knowledgeThe dairy cooperative has been sharing Dutch dairy knowledge with dairy farmers for more than 35 years in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. This is being done within the framework of the Dairy Development Program (DDP). The aim is to bring dairy production, both in terms of qu

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Posted 1 November 2018 at 09:55

Aquaculture Products from Myanmar to EU

Myanmar can now export aquaculture products to the EU market, according to the recent decision and amended made by the Commission Implementing Decision (EU). Aquaculture products from Myanmar was once banned by the EU mainly due to the lack of food safety and monitoring plan.

For more information, please, click here.


7th intl'trade show on PLAS PRINT PACK but also agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  01 November 2018 to 04 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Yangon Convention Center

Over 180 brands from 8 countries and regions, the largest trade show for numerous specific industrial sectors in Myanmar!

The 7th Myanmar Int’l Agriculture and Food Industry ExhibitionThe 7th Myanmar Int’l Plastics, Rubber, Printing & Packaging Industry ExhibitionMyanmar Int’l Wood Processing Machines, Cutting Tools & Hand Tools FairMyanmar Int’l Machine Tool and Automation Exhibition

This 4 in 1 Mega tradeshow is slated to run from the 1st to the 4th of November at the brand new Yangon Convention Center (YCC). As the largest manufacturing machinery equipment, materials and services exhibition in Myanmar, the show is bringing the latest technology and top notch solutions to the local industry.

Click here for more information detail.


3rd Bizconnect Workshop at Heho state agricultural institute

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  07 December 2018, 10:00-15:00
  Heho, Southern Shan State

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Are you from an agribusiness company or organization which currently work at Heho or Sothern Shan State? Are you interested to improve the linkages between your organization and SAI (State Agriculture Institute) or do you want to share the skills and capacities which you require in your business and/or Value Chain? We would like to invite you to our third regional Bizconnect workshop at Heho SAI on December 7, facilitated by AgriProFocus Myanmar. The Regional Bizconnect workshop is organized by Agriprofocus in cooperation with the Nuffic Niche, aiming at strengthening Agricultural Vocational Education in Myanmar. Would you like to join, please contact Thaint Yadanar Zaw: or 09798926214 for more information? We warmly welcome your inquiry.

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Myanmar Food & Drink Festival 2019

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  09 May 2019 to 12 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Fortune Plaza Information Centre

"The Biggest Food and Drink Festival"
TASTEFULLY Myanmar -Myanmar Food & Drink Festival 2019, organized by the ALT EXHIBITIONS SDN BHD will take place from 9th - 12th May 2019 at brand new hall , Myanmar Expo in Yangon. The festival will showcase biggest ever variety of food and drink products, including foodstuffs, processing food, meat and poultry , dairy and cheese, condiments and sauces, seafood, snacks & desserts, kitchen equipment , POS system, coffee , tea, ice cream , cakes and pastries, wine , beer , food ingredients, and much more - right here in Yangon.


  • Barista competition
  • Latte Art Competition
  • Cooking demo, cake decoration, wine tasting , food tasting , coffee journey , lucky draws, etc


Agrilivestock Myanmar

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  06 December 2018 to 08 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Tatmadaw Hall in Yangon

"The international agriculture & livestock production exhibition & conference."
Agrilivestock Myanmar is a 3 day event being held from 6th December to 8th December 2018 at the Tatmadaw Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. Economists are anticipating huge growth within Myanmar's livestock and agriculture industry over the course of the next decade as rising domestic demand as well as a competitive export market pave the way for increased investment in the sector. This Expo is the key platform which will nurture your business opportunities in Myanmar in order to build and expand your brand presence in the country.


The Greater Mekong Forum

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  04 December 2018 to 06 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Inya Lake Hotal, Yangon

The Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy is the largest annual knowledge-sharing event in the Greater Mekong. It presents research-based evidence to non-governmental organizations, policy-makers, the private sector, and development agencies and does this through carefully designed and facilitated dialogues.


International Franchise & Business Opportunities

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  08 November 2018 to 10 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Sedona Hotel, Yangon

International event for entrepreneurship and Business Opportunities & Intellectual Property Rights"
With the surge in population, rising purchasing powers, and increase in openness of the country, exciting business opportunities abound in Myanmar! International Franchise & Business Opportunities (IFBO) Myanmar, held from 8 – 10 November 2018 in Yangon, will be the platform from brand owners to showcase franchising, licensing business concepts and opportunities.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 October 2018 at 06:17

Myanmar pig farming initiative announced

The DaNa Facility, a UK government Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme, and De Heus Myanmar, an international animal feed business, have announced a joint investment of over US$3.2 million in a project focused on increasing the income and productivity of pig farmers across Myanmar.

They said it would be the largest single business investment in Kayah State. The De Heus project will work to address significant issues facing domestic pork production in Myanmar, including problems related to the quality of feed, breeding stock, veterinary services, bio-security issues and the genetics of domestic pigs, which negatively affect pig producers and consumers.

De Heus will also establish demonstration farms in Kachin, Chin, Naypyitaw, Shan, Yangon, Bago, Mandalay, Pyay, Pathein and Kayah to provide training for around 10,000 farmers to improve their pig-rearing and management practices.

Alongside this work, De Heus

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