Theint Yadanar Zaw

Marketing & Communication Facilitator

Yangon, Myanmar

About Me

Hello everyone!
I am Theint 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.

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AICS offers scholarships for a Master Course on Conservation and Management of Agricultural Landscapes

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါၿပီ။

The Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation (AICS) is funding 18 scholarships for professionals from Myanmar and the other Priority Countries for the Italian Cooperation System to attend a Master Course from January to June 2019, organized by the School of Agriculture of the University of Florence (Italy).

The course is part of the activities defined by a Memorandum of Understanding between the FAO and the Italian Government for the promotion of the Program "Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems - GIAHS.

The goal of the project is to promote the conservation of traditional agricultural landscapes by improving the quality of life and work of rural communities, reducing abandonment and emigration, promoting food qualit

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Bizconnect Workshop at Pyinmana State Agriculture Institute

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  29 August 2018, 09:00-16:00
  Pyinmana SAI

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Are you from an agribusiness company or organization which currently work at Pyinmana or Nay Pyi Taw region? 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 second regional Bizconnect workshop at Pyinmana SAI on August 29, 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: tyadanarzaw@agriprofocus.com or 09798926214 for more information? We warmly welcome your inquiry. 

 သင္ဟာ ပ်ဥ္းမနား ၿမိဳ႕

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Posted 14 August 2018 at 03:05

Contract Farming: Opportunities and Challenges!

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါၿပီ။

Read this interesting report about contract farming in Myanmar developed by Mr. Pranav Sethaputra from Grow Asia & Ms. Bente Meindertsma from AgriProFocus Myanmar.

Due to the high interest in the topic of contract farming, on June 2018, Grow Asia, the Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN) and AgriProFocus Myanmar ran a joint learning event on contract farming schemes. To multiply the impact of the event and broaden the reach of the learnings distilled, they have put together this document as a summary of the key take-aways. We hope you and your organization will use it as a reference point to guide further action. Please, click here to read more about contract farming


Contract farming ႏွင္႔ ပတ္သက္ေသာBlog တစ္ခု ထြက္ေပၚလာၿခင္း၊

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Wim Goris hi Theint, interesting read, especially as I was involved in getting this publication to print: https://agriprofocus.com/post/58ff52440b34d932381bdfe4 A central point in the Ethiopia discussions was the need for a sustainable interface to make contract farming schemes grow over time. A farmer organisation can take up this role by organising arrangements,  distributing inputs, share advice and info, bulk the harvest. Was the need for an interface discussed in the Myanmar sessions??1 sec ago | 

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Theint Yadanar Zaw Hi,Wim! I think that it was needed for an interface discussed in the Myanmar sessions, too. Our next step is to explore the possibility of facilitating a policy round table dialogue.

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Posted 7 August 2018 at 05:35

Agrifood Bootcamp 2018 (Short Video)


ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါၿပီ။

Do you want to learn youth’s movement in the agriculture sector? We would like to share our valuable experiences in the Agrifood Bootcamp. What did youths do at Agrifood Bootcamp and how did they develop their new business idea based on the different challenges? Which kinds of companies and organizations support them to find the innovative solutions? Please have a look at the unforgettable memory which we saved in this video. If you want to participate in next Bootcamp as a organization or as a participants, please, feel free to contact us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zYHClQ2W2M&t=1s

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စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေမြးၿမဴေရးက႑မွ လူငယ္မ်ားရဲ႕တက္ၾကြလွတဲ႔ လႈပ္ရွားမႈေတြအေၾကာင္

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Posted 31 July 2018 at 04:01

Photo contest “Picturing agroecology initiatives in the Mekong Region”

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါၿပီ။

Do you feel that organic agriculture is a key for a sustainable and fair development in the Mekong region? Do you also admire farmers who are developing innovative agroecology initiatives?

Pick one of the many agroecology initiatives implemented by innovative farmers in the region and share with your best photo from the field. The deadline for submission is the 30th of September 2018. Your photos must be sent to the email address: agroecologynetworksea@gmail.com.


All photos must be related to one of these four thematic categories related to agroecology: – Agroecology in practices – Youth and Agroecology – Marketing agroecological products – Biodiversity and Agroecology.

The 20 best photos will be selected and displayed during the Regional Forum in Cambodia, Nov

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Posted 11 July 2018 at 09:22

First regional Bizconnect Workshop at State Agriculture Institute (Tharyarwaddy)


AgriProFocus Myanmar facilitated the first Regional Bizconnect workshop on 6 July 2018 at Tharyarwaddy State Agriculture Institute. This event is in cooperation with the Nuffic Niche project by Aeres Group and MDF Asia Myanmar aiming at strengthening Agricultural Vocational Education In Myanmar. The objective is to improve linkages and exchange between SAI and private sector, to improve the SAI’s understanding of the skills and capacities required by the agribusiness companies and to help the students to learn about opportunities and build their network in the agricultural sector.


U Phe Saung Head of SAI department delivered the opening speech for the bizconnect workshop event. He said that “ welcome for this kind of event in the future to improve the linkages between SAI and private sector companies for future agriculture sector development. He believe that students can get opportunities for their future c

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Myanmar FoodBev

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  17 August 2018 to 19 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Yangon

Myanmar FoodBev is a 3 day event being held from 17th August to 19th August 2018 at the Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. This event showcases product from Bakery & Confectionery, Food & Beverage, Packaging Materials industries. This event showcases products like Canned Food, Chilled & Frozen Food, Halal Food, Health & Organic Food, Snack & Specialty, Processed Food, Ready to Eat, Fine Food, Staple Food, Non-Alcoholic Drink, Juice, Soft Drink, Energy Drink, Other Beverages etc. in the Food & Beverage industry.

Please, click here for more information details.




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Posted 29 June 2018 at 04:54

SDG e-conference: Foodathon


As an integral part of the conference “Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact”, a special e-conference is organized to get students and young professionals engaged with SDG 2 Zero Hunger. The main aim of the e-conference is to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice on the SDGs. By exchanging knowledge, sharing ideas and tackling global challenges related to Zero Hunger from different disciplinary angles, participants will gain both knowledge and practical experience in working on SDGs. This will contribute to transforming the complex image of the SDGs into a more comprehensive set of practical approaches related to daily practices.

Foodathon

The Foodathon is the core part of the SDG E-Conference, a 36-hour event on 30 to 31st August 2018, in which students and young professionals exchange knowledge, share experiences and work in teams of four to six members to create local solutions to global challenges of the Food Systems. As a distinctive f

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Posted 21 June 2018 at 04:27

EuroCham Launches White Book 2018

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Compiled from white papers drafted by EuroCham’s Advocacy Groups, the White Book offers holistic and realistic recommendations to the heads of relevant ministries and departments of the Myanmar government, the Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar, Ambassadors, Consuls and Trade Commissioners of the European member state missions in Myanmar, as well as international and sectoral partner organizations in Myanmar and media.

In its second edition, the White Book focusses on a collection of industry-specific issues and recommendations from European businesses in the sectors Agrobusiness, Anti-Illicit Trade, Automotive, Construction, CSR, Digital Innovation, Energy, Garments, Health, Legal, Logistics, Wine & Spirits.

Here is one summary of the policy recommendations related with Agrobusiness endorsed by the

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3rd Mandalay Livestock and Agriculture Show 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  23 June 2018 to 25 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Mandalay

We would like to share the only one biggest Livestock and agriculture show on 23 to 25 June at Mandalay City Hall. It is 3rd Mandalay Livestock and Agriculture Show 2018. Please, grab the opportunity to build-up your brand.

ဇြန္လ ၂၃ မွ ၂၅ အထိ မႏၱေလး ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ ခန္းမတြင္ က်င္းပၿပဳလုပ္မည္႔ ေမြးၿမဴေရးနွင္႔ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရးၿပပဲြ ကို ေ၀မ်ွေပးပါရေစ။ တတိယ အၾကိမ္ေၿမာက္ က်င္းပတဲ႔ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ ေမြးၿမဴေရးႏွင္႔ စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေရး ၿပပဲြ ၂၀၁၈ကို တက္ေရာက္ၿပီး သင္႔ရဲ႕ အမွတ္တံဆိပ္ကို ခိုင္မာေအာင္တည္ေဆာက္လိုက္ပါ။




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Bizconnect Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  06 July 2018, All Day Event
  State Agriculture Institute (Tharyarwaddy)

               Bizconnect Workshop

Are you from an agribusiness company or organization which currently work at Tharyawaddy or Bago region? 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 first regional Bizconnect workshop at Tharyarwaddy SAI on July 6.  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: tyadanarzaw@agriprofocus.com or 09798926214 for more information.

We warmly welcome your inquiry.


သင္ဟာ သာယာ၀တီၿမိဳ႕အနီးအနား သို႔မဟုတ္ ပဲခူးတိုင္းေဒသၾကီးအ

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Posted 14 June 2018 at 04:15

First successful Contract Farming Learning Event in Myanmar

On June 6, Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN) and AgriProFocus Myanmar hosted a learning event about contract farming in Myanmar. More then 130 representatives from the private sector, the development sector, knowledge institutes and the government in Myanmar participated to learn about different models of contract farming and factors for success. In this blog, you can read more about the experiences and inspiring examples presented during the day and understand more about the main issues in the current debate about contract farming in Myanmar.

In the past months, various members of the MAN and AgriProFocus networks indicated their interest to learn about contract farming to be able to start implementation in Myanmar. Therefore, we decided to dedicate our first joint learning and networking event to contract farming. This is an exciting first step in our joint learning agenda, that we agreed on in our Memorandum of Agreement last yea

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Wim Goris hi Theint, just read about this in the APF Myanmar newsletter. Thanks for all the details in this post.  The link to the presentations does not work. Also, I was curious if the discussions in this event discussed which crops are most suitable for contract farming arrangements.  That is one of the insights in this publication> https://agriprofocus.com/post/591c3af20b34d90703ab7d4b

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Posted 8 June 2018 at 09:13

First Step of Agrifood Youth Ambassadors


Are you wondering what our young ambassadors do after the Agrifood Bootcamp 2018? Last week of May, we could organize the youth leadership training for the winners of Agrifood Bootcamp 2018. Our Main facilitator May from MDF Asia Myanmar also could facilitate the youths to be active leaders in their community. It took three days from 30 May to 1st June at Ibis style hotel, Yangon.


All participants prioritized to attend this training even they have personal, work related important cases because they really want to be active as a youth leader in their community. Training days are spent with interesting activities, concepts, discussion and brainstorming about how to be a leader for the youths in agricultural sector. HE. Wouter Jurgens, the Netherlands ambassador also visited the training to encourage the Agrifood youth ambassadors. Even the training is finished, it is not a finish, just a start for them.

Training objective is to know more about themselves

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Posted 7 June 2018 at 05:51

SDG Partnership facility (SDGP) start to call

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

Is your organization, a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries?

If so, then your project can receive support from SDGP. With the SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with RVO.nl as the executor, aims to contribute to the achievement of various sustainable development goals in developing countries. The first opening (call) focuses on improving food security and stimulating private sector development in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs). Please, click here to read more information details.

SDG ပူးေပါင္းေဆာင္ရြက္မႈအတြက္

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Posted 5 June 2018 at 09:38

Dutch De Heus sets up $16m feed plant in Myotha


Animal feed firm De Heus announced the launch of its second production site in Myanmar on Tuesday, taking the overall investment in the country to more than US$30 million. This feed plant in Mandalay, combined with the Yangon facility, will enable the Netherlands-based company to tap into the growing demand in both upper and lower Myanmar markets.

Located in Myotha Industrial Park near Mandalay, the factory has an annual production capacity of 280,000 MT and is supported by a rooftop solar installation, making it among the Myanmar’s most sustainable feed production site.

“Since our arrival in Myanmar, the livestock sector has gradually developed. De Heus Myanmar has now become the leading supplier of animal nutrition solutions to independent farmers nationwide,” Mr Van den Ban remarked. Other than that, a clear legal framework, including land law, could attract much more foreign direct investments (FDI), while reliable and secure power

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MAN AgriProFocus Contract Farming Learning Event

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  06 June 2018, 13:30-17:00
  Yangon

Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN) and AgriProFocus Myanmar would like to invite you to their Contract Farming Learning event on Wednesday, June 6, from 1:30 till 5 at the UMFCCI in Yangon.

The Contract Farming Learning Event will give you the opportunity to learn how to effectively introduce inclusive contract farming models in Myanmar. We will invite experts and companies to share the basic principles, factors for success, best practices and learnings for contract farming in South East Asia. Together with you, we would like to explore the needs and constraints for effective implementation of contract farming in Myanmar.Please, kindly find the attached file for program overview.

Interested to join? Please confirm your attendance before May 30 by clicking this link. Seats are limited, so we would like to request you to limit attendance to one seat per organization.




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Posted 10 May 2018 at 09:25

Learn more about successful Agrifood Bootcamp and other interesting update

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Please read our latest newsletter, we hope this will help you to keep up to date on our latest news and get more insight Agrifood Bootcamp which successfully held at the first week of April.

We would like to share important updates and opportunities emerging from our network. These update are meant to increase linking, learning and leadership between our members.

Did you already know about successful AgriFood Bootcamp 2018 and how could they pitched their innovative ideas to solve the challenges of Myanmar Agriculture sector? or Are you looking for the event to learn more about contract farming? Do you want to get involved in the next edition and/or the follow up of the Agrifood Bootcamp?

Please have a look at our Newsletter, May 2018 by clicking the below link:

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Posted 3 May 2018 at 04:21

Dutch demo greenhouse in Myanmar

A Dutch consortium has built a 3,000 m² greenhouse in Myanmar, where Dutch systems and solutions for horticulture are demonstrated. The greenhouse is located in Heho, in the eastern Shan State of Myanmar. At this location, growers from the region receive training from Dutch horticultural experts. This demonstration greenhouse will be officially opened on Wednesday, May 2, in the presence of Wouter Jurgens, the ambassador of the Netherlands in Myanmar.

Since 2015, a Dutch consortium consisting of Larive International, Rijk Zwaan, Koppert, Priva, VEK Advisory Group and DLV GreenQ has invested in strengthening the horticulture chain in Myanmar. The developed demonstration greenhouse aims to show growers and buyers the possibilities for cultivating good quality vegetables in Myanmar and to share the products and knowledge to achieve this.

This cooperation is also made possible by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), part of the German

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Posted 27 March 2018 at 08:15

IMPACT TERRA SECURES NEARLY USD 3.0 MILLION TO DIGITIZE SMALLHOLDER FARMING

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

Impact Terra, the Myanmar based agriculture and fintech social enterprise, announced that it has secured nearly USD 3.0 million in funding to lead the digitization of smallholder farming. Its support includes a grant from the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) facility and a grant from venture philanthropy organization Leap201. Through the Golden Paddy mobile application platform, Impact Terra offers personalized advice and services to smallholder farmers, aimed at improving their productivity, market access and financial inclusion.

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO), through its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) Facility, recently confirmed its support for the Smart Agriculture Myanmar (‘SAM’) project. Impact Terra leads the project in collaboratio

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AgriFood Bootcamp Network Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 April 2018, 09:00-11:30
  Hle Gu (CARTC)

Are you a private sector AgriFood company or value chain initiate in Myanmar? Would you like to meet the new young talents in the agricultural sector in Myanmar and hear their fresh ideas to solve agricultural challenges? Join the Agrifood Bootcamp Network event on Tuesday, April 3 and pitch your company or organization to the 40 selected Myanmar students and young professionals participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp.

We will organize pitches, speed dating sessions and an information market to facilitate exchange.

 We would like to invite you to present your company at the Network Event.

Please confirm your attendance before March 26 by sending an email to Thaint Yadanar Zaw: tyadanarzaw@agriprofocus.com