In March 2017 a Dutch delegation visited Myanmar to demonstrate the use of satellite imagery derived data for land use planning and monitoring & evaluation. Some historical and recent land use maps were made for demonstration and discussion purposes. This project demonstrated the applicability of remote sensing data and mapping for the Myanmar context. Satelligence processed satellite images into thematic maps for 1988 and 2017. This project was executed with a grant from Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland (RVO) and supervised by the N... Read more
Are you a professional coach or consultant? Do you support agricultural value chain development and do you want to join international experts and national coaches in our Gender in Value Chains community? Then join our next training of Gender in Value Chains coaches in November at Kampala, Uganda!
In this training you will develop your expertise on gender sensitive value chain development and become aware of gender inequalities in agriculture and the importance of addressing these dimensions in value chain development. You will also build and practice your coaching skills. After the training you become a member of the AgriProFocus network of coaches and get access to exclusive material for use in gender in value chain training and coaching.
Here fact sheet attachment is where you can find detail information about the training. Planned Date in... Read more
We would like to invite you to the first AgriProFocus Myanmar Network day on Thursday, November 9 at 1:30 at the Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon.
This Network Day will give you the opportunity to meet agribusiness professionals from different sectors, to share experiences and learn from each other and to understand opportunities for collaboration within the network.
We will focus on the theme Inclusive Agribusiness, to shape our future network agenda.
Together with you, we would like to explore how business solutions can improve the inclusiveness, durability and financial sustainability of relationships between small farmers and agribusiness.
1:30 - 2:00: Walk in and registration
2:00 - 2:30: Welcome an... Read more
Local farmers and civil society organizations in northern Shan State called on the government to do more to prevent illegal pesticides and herbicides, often imported from China, from damaging land and affecting people’s health in the area at a land and environmental conference in Lashio on Saturday.
“Chinese-made insecticides and herbicides need greater inspection,” urged Khun Phone, Pa’O officer-in-charge of the Reserved Land and Environmental Organization based in Kutkai Township, one of more than 100 attendees from 12 townships across northern Shan State.
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Myanmar’s commerce ministry has announced plans to grow crops that can penetrate international markets. Myanmar’s main agricultural exports at the moment are paddy, beans and pulses. Mung beans are a main export to India. However, bean exports have declined recently after India implemented some restrictions. The ministry is discussing the new export plan with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, along with entrepreneurs.
U Khin Maung Lwin, commerce ministry’s assistant permanent secretary, said: “The agriculture department is discussing a detailed plan to grow green gram, summer paddy and perennial crops. We are thinking about growing marketable crops. For instance, we can produce high-quality bean.Japan... Read more
To determine the next steps with the farmer organizations in the Dry Zone, Agriterra started a scoping mission in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. In this scoping trip, Mr. Bob Jan Schoot Uiterkamp (Business Advisor), Mr. Richard van der Maden (Business Advisor), Mr. Kyaw Thu Win (Local consultant) from Agriterra lead the trip and worked to synthesize the information and to identify the potentials farmer organizations through its own network and with the help of various stakeholders.
AgriProFocus Myanmar also involved in this trip to und... Read more
• How can we ensure everyone has access to the finance they really need to keep going?
• What should we do to improve the legal and regulatory environment so it supports, rather than slows down SME growth?... Read more
Bariillla center for food and nutrition (BCFN) webinars are designed to create broad discussion among youth networks around the world, building up to the 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition. GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD will take place on Sept. 21 from 4-5 pm CEST and will highlight the importance of global citizenship for the achievement of the UN SDGs, with a specific focus on food and the immense role it has to play in reshaping a future which is environmentally, socially and economically just. This event is an exclusive opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on extremely topical issues, learning from international exp... Read more
When entrepreneurship meets agriculture, you get an ‘accelerator’ teaching ‘vertical’ farming
Flush from raising $5 million, a “vertical farm”- (Urban farming entrepreneur) accelerator is getting ready to conquer the world. The company, according to this Fast Company story, is called Square Roots and it has a “campus” in Brooklyn made from climate-controlled shipping containers where 10 urban farmer entrepreneurs have learned the ins and outs of growing food over the past nine and a half months. The goal: compete against the large industrial farmers that dominate our food chain. The 10 initial student entrepreneurs are all on track to graduate in October and the company is planning to use its recently raised capital to e... Read more
ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။
He said “Many buyers pay good prices in return for good quality. If quality is good, beans can be exported to many other markets. There are good opportunities for Myanmar.
The Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project will be implemented jointly among East West Seed Network Activities Group, DaNa Facillity and ICCO Corporation this month. Under the project, high quality s... Read more
• Myanmar ranks second in the list of top ten climate hazardous countries in the world
• Climate change (drought, erratic, rainfall, flooding and some climate extreme events) is negatively affecting agricultural crop production, food security and economic growth in Myanmar.
Is CSA a solution?
• CSA is an approach to sustainable agriculture farming in the climate change context
Five CSA Strategies for discussion
1. Improve soil nutrient and management (Conservation Agriculture)
2. Improve water harvesting and irrigation management
3. Improve application of climate change adaptation strat... Read more
The Myanmar Fruit, Flower
and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association and the DaNa Facility collaborate
to empower upland farmer
The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP) and the DaNa Facility have signed a three-year grant agreement under the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded program to empower upland farmers to better participate in Myanmar’s economic development through value chain upgrading of key crops in upland communities. The project aims to improve incomes and competitiveness of at least 2,000 small agricultural producers in Taunggyi, and Hopong Townships of Southern Shan State, and Kanpelet, Mindat, Matupi of Southern Chin State and associated supply chain actors through upgrading Coffee, Avocado a... Read more
Funding size and duration
Matching grant co-funding for projects will be between GBP 150,000 and GBP 750,000 (British pounds sterling).Each application will be expected to clearly justify the level of funding that is being requested, particularly in terms of the anticipated development impact the business project aims to deliver.The duration of grant funding by the DaNa Facilit
Date : 26th August 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 15:00 (Rome Time), 10:30am (Yangon, Myanmar time)
Time Duration : One and half hour
Young people around the world have
innovative ideas for sustainable agricultural development but often struggle to
access resources – lacking collateral, capital and connections.Speakers are currently
involved in the Young Africa Works mentoring program ( a
product of the 2017 Young Africa
Works Summit) will share their experience on;
Smart ways of growing your capital
Connections you need to make to grow your business &... Read more
Launched during East-West Seed’s 35th anniversary, the “Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture" provides an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agricultural colleges and universities.
The four students from Myanmar represent the first batch of confirmed scholars; 31 more students will be awarded the scholarship within the year.The program provides four years of undergraduate study, covering tuition and allowance.It will be offered in 12 countries where the company is most active: Thail... Read more
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There is a saying that good habits formed at youth make all the difference. We can distinctly see this saying’s strong evidences by reading the below story. Here is an inspirational success story about a young farmer with big dream who can make a great change for his community.
Saw Htoo Baw, aged 33, a member of AFFM, is a young farmer from Tha Bite Kone village, Hle Gu Township in Myanmar. After he attend a ten-month residential intensive training program at NEED-Myanmar, an Eco Village Farm School. He applied all the knowledge and techniques to make the modest changes and then he and his community get reasonably higher income than they normally would, though the production output did not increase much.
You can read the whole article... Read more
1) Farmers will know the current condition of their soil and how to improve it
2) Farmers can minimize fertilizer expenditure
3) With soil testing farmers can avoid over-fertilization
4) Farmers can avoid soil degradation
5) Farmers with fertile soils can contribute to feeding the world's growing population
Understanding what is in our soils through soil testing is essential. Soil testing is the first step... Read more
We provide linking and learning opportunities for our members to be able to unlock the potential of the agri-food sector in Myanmar and beyond. Did you already know about our network highlights of 2016 with inspiring stories from our members and colleagues worldwide and the first successful exchange between agribusinesses and State Agricultural Institutes (SAI)? Do you want to know about the upcoming agricultural events in Myanmar? Are you looking for a proposal for your projects?
ကၽြနိုပ္တို႔ရဲ႕... Read more
Women are crucial to the functioning of a healthy and sustainable food system. Despite making up roughly 43 percent of the global agricultural workforce, women worldwide receive a fraction of the land, credit, inputs, and training as compared to men.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has spotlighted the gender gap in agriculture as a key obstacle to sustainable development.If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, for example, the added yields would reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 to 150 million. Beyond the fields, women are working to make every aspect of the food system more sustainable, equitable, and innovative.
While there are innumerable women deserving recognition, Food Tank is recognizing... Read more