Theint Yadanar Zaw

Network Officer

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 Network Officer 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 17 October 2017 at 02:47



This is precious information for Myanmar.Could you imagine that you can easily get land use comparison maps between 1988 and 2017 in each sector?

             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

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Posted 11 October 2017 at 07:52

             Become a gender coach!


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

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AgriProFocus Myanmar Network Day

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  09 November 2017, 13:30-18:00
  Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon

                       Network Day

Dear partners,

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. 

                                          Program overview

1:30 - 2:00: Walk in and registration

2:00 - 2:30: Welcome an

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Posted 28 September 2017 at 04:10

Northern Shan State Farmers Demand Crackdown on Illegal Pesticides


Now, it is time for farmers to take way out from the misuse of illegal chemical pesticide.

          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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Posted 26 September 2017 at 02:47

Myanmar turns to marketable crops


By the coordination of two government ministries , a good movement and change for farmers.

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

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Posted 22 September 2017 at 04:45

Scoping mission for farmers in Myanmar’s Dry Zone by Agriterra


Agriterra started its operations in Myanmar in March 2017. Since that moment Agriterra has focused on the identification of the key needs of farmers, farmer organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and other stakeholders.

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

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The 5th Asian SME Conference

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  14 October 2017 to 15 October 2017 - All Day Event

Welcome to the 5th Asian SME Conference

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Continuing the tradition of high voltage conferences focused on innovating SME growth in Asia, they would like to personally invite you to join in Myanmar's capital, the beautiful garden city of Nay Pyi Taw, for the largest SME event ever to be held in this freshly developing country. Whether as a speaker, panelist, or active attendee, your voice is important in the conversation we will share together this 14-15 October 2017. So we urge you to reserve your tickets now before all our seats are filled. This year's Conference will focus on how we can stimulate inclusive SME growth by solving five key problems:

• 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?

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  21 September 2017, 20:30-21:30


ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္

Date         : Thursday, September 21,2017

Time         : 8:30:00 PM MMT - 9:30:00 PM MMT

Duration : 1 hour

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

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Posted 12 September 2017 at 05:14

When entrepreneurship meets agriculture

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

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

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Posted 7 September 2017 at 04:49

Mung bean producers to receive international help in cultivation, diversification

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

A technologically-driven market access project to grow and export high quality mung beans to Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia will be launched this month, said Peter J. Brimble, Team Leader from the UK-funded DaNa Facility, which supports inclusive economic growth in Myanmar.

          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

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YPARD Myanmar Promotion Event

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  04 December 2017, All Day Event

               YPARD- Myanmar Promotional Event


Date : 4th December 2017

Place: Yezin Agricultural University(YAU), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Topic discussion: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)


• 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

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Posted 31 August 2017 at 08:26

The MFVP and the DaNa Facility collaborate to empower upland farmers

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 29 August 2017 at 04:35

Business Innovation Window


The DaNa Facility’s Business Innovation Window (BIW) will provide grant funding to innovative business projects that empower the poor, women and other disadvantaged groups to better participate in, and benefit from, Myanmar’s economic development, and help shape the growth of more inclusive, competitive and wealth-creating markets.

Eligible sectors

  • Garments and textiles;
  • Agribusiness;
  • Community forestry; and/or
  • Financial inclusion.

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

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Join YPARD’s webinar to grow agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  26 August 2017, 10:30-12:00

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

Acquiring collateral

Connections you need to make to grow your business                                  &

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Posted 17 August 2017 at 03:18

Children of Myanmar farmers receive Simon N. Groot Scholarship


Four young and deserving students from Myanmar received a full scholarship to support their undergraduate study in agriculture. The students, coming from various townships in Myanmar, all come from a family of farmers.

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

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Posted 15 August 2017 at 04:37

      Filling two needs with one deed


Agriculture is an area where Myanmar has a significant comparative advantage with abundant land and water resources. It is vital for these resources to be well-managed to ensure long-term sustainability of this sector as well as to ensure the health and safety of the population,” Vikram Kumar, IFC country manager for Myanmar, said.

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Posted 11 August 2017 at 03:00

Saw Htoo Baw: A young farmer with big dreams


Proudly presented for coming International Youth Day (12 august 2017)

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.

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Posted 7 August 2017 at 04:55

Five Reasons for Farmers to Test their Soil


Did you know that as much as 60% of crop yields depends on soil fertility? Therefore, soil is a precious resource that we need to manage carefully. You can do this by performing soil tests on a regular basis. Want to know more about why testing your soil is so important?   One of our valuable partner presented about the reasons to test soil. Let us share this precious information to you!

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

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Posted 2 August 2017 at 07:44

Newsletter for August,2017


Please read our latest newsletter, we hope this will help you to keep up to date on our latest news.

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?

Please have a look at our Newsletter, August 2017 by clicking the below link:



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Posted 2 August 2017 at 04:10

Women Fighting for Food System Change


Here is really interesting and inspiration content for women in Agribusiness Sector!

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

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