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 21 hours ago

Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan

The government of the Republic of the union of Myanmar formulated the foreign direct investment plan in Myanmar in 2014. More recently, the FDIPP was reviewed. On the basic of the review, the FDIPP was updated and renamed the Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan, integrating the domestic investment promotion and foreign investment promotion into one plan in line with the direction of the national Comprehensive Development plan 2011-30 and the investment policy of 2016.

Please, click here to download the Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan.

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Posted 9 October 2018 at 07:24

Dutch bank, Maha to deploy digital agri-lending suite

FMO, a Dutch development bank, has announced its partnership with Myanmar-based Maha Agriculture Microfinance (Maha) and US-based Harvesting Inc to provide a grant that would help make lending to Myanmar farmers more efficient.

As part of its capacity development program, FMO will financially support the pilot deployment of Agriculture Intelligence Engine, a digital agri-lending suite built by Harvesting. The product leverages on machine learning and alternative data sets such as multi-spectral imagery to build credit scores for farmers and provides digital tools for financial institutions to effective make and manage loans to farmers.

Please, click here for information details.

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Posted 5 October 2018 at 07:56

Respectful Workplaces Research

The International Finance Corporation (of the World Bank Group) and the DaNa Facility are inviting businesses operating in Myanmar to participate in a ground-breaking new “Respectful Workplaces” research project that will explore the costs of bullying and sexual harassment to workplaces. The purpose of the research is to build respectful workplaces in Myanmar, and to improve workplace productivity, staff recruitment and staff retention.

The research will take place in September and October. Small businesses in four sectors (finance, retail, agribusiness and tourism) are invited to participate in this research. Participation may involve an interview with a manger (HR manager or other), a focus group discussion with some of your employees, and/or running a survey for your employees.

Please, visit the link below for more information details.

Respectful workplace Flyer (Burmese language)

Respectful workplace Flyer (English language)

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Posted 5 October 2018 at 07:38

Deadline for application of LMC4-Rural E-Commerce Training Program is extended

One week training of the LMC4-Rural E-Commerce Training Program is postponed from Oct 15-20 to be on Oct 22-26, 2018. The deadline for application is also extended to be Oct 8, 2018.

They look for some candidates who:
  • could communicate well in English
  • have certain level of knowledge and experiences on e-commerce
  • are at senior or middle level of management position in his/ her organization or company
  • may directly involved in developing e-commerce/ rural e-commerce policy, strategic plan, work plan, development projects
  • his/her work/ business related to rural development, products identification and development, cross-border trade, e-commerce, logistics, most importantly, is working closely with SMEs, cooperatives or farmer group and could bring benefit to them
  • strong willing and commitment to initiate or implement action plans for rural e-commerce activities after the training
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Posted 2 October 2018 at 03:16

Call for contributions…

Agro ecology Futures regional forum, Siem Reap, 6-8 November 2018

The Agro ecology Futures Regional Forum is fast approaching. It is time to gear up and decide how you want to participate… In addition to the several plenary sessions and parallel discussions, we have organized other modalities for all participants to actively contribute and share their experience:

  • A call for posters with a dedicated poster session on the 7th of November afternoon
  • A photo contest about Agroecology with a public display during the whole forum and an awarding ceremony on the 8th of November
  • A seed swap to embrace the biodiversity of the Mekong Region and beyond organized on the 8th November afternoon
  • A knowledge and innovation fair to share or demonstrate any materials or approaches related to agroecology on 7th and 8th of November

You can find more details about the different call for contributions here:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 25 September 2018 at 02:46

Vacancy Announcement for Project Manager, De Heus Myanmar

Royal De Heus Group is an international organization with a leading position in the animal feed industry. De Heus was founded in 1911 and has its roots in the Netherlands. After more than a 100 years the company is still owned and managed by the De Heus family.

De Heus is in the process of establishing their first production facility in Myanmar. Prior to the grand opening they will already be in need of talented and ambitious people to join their company. If you think you are the right person to join the team, do not hesitate to apply!

Job Title: Project Manager (Myanmar PIGs)

Responsible and tasks

The main result area and tasks related to all aspects of the Myanmar PIGs project are described below, although the list is non-exhaustive. Other ad hoc tasks will be requested from time to time.

  • Overall coordination of the project with internal stakeholder (construction team, financial team, technical veterinary team, sales team

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Rural E-Commerce Development Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  16 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 - All Day Event

We are pleased to inform you that Mekong Institute (MI) is organizing the modular training program on Rural E-Commerce Development in Lancang-Mekong from October 16-20, 2018 till March of 2019. 24 selected participants will be offered full scholarships covering the cost of round-trip air tickets between home cities to Khon Kaen (KK), Thailand, KK airport transfer, overseas travel insurance, accommodation and lunch during the training period.

The training will include participants representing key stakeholders involved in e-commerce and/or rural e-commerce development in the six Lancang-Mekong countries (China, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). It will be conducted in three phases.

Learning Phase - A one-week training program at MI, Khon Kaen, Thailand on Oct 16-20, 2018

Knowledge application phase – participants will design respective action plans and expected to implement action plans in his/her country over 4 months between Oct 2018 and Jan 2019.

Networking phas

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Posted 13 September 2018 at 07:44

Please read our latest newsletter, September 2018

Please read our latest newsletter, we hope this will help you to keep up to date on our latest news and get more insight about Bizconnect workshops which held at Tharyarwaddy and Pyinmana State Agricultural Institute.

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 the opportunities and challenges for the contract farming? Do you want to explore more about the outcomes of regional bizconnect workshops? Do you have an existing tech-based solution that reduces food loss from farm to market in Asia? Are you looking for the market research on pork sector in Myanmar?

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


ProPak Myanmar 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  13 September 2018 - 09:00 to 15 September 2018 - 17:00
  Yangon Convention Center

ProPak Myanmar 2018 will return for its 5th edition taking place from 13th to 15th September at Yangon Convention Centre (YCC), Yangon. ProPak Myanmar is Myanmar’s leading international trade event providing essential industry support and market access to one of Myanmar’s biggest potential industries.

Join ProPak Myanmar 2018 to expand your business! 

For more information details, please click here.

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Posted 7 September 2018 at 04:06

Market Research on Pork Sector in Myanmar

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါၿပီ။

It is reported that Myanmar’s growing economy and the rising of the middle class populations positively influence meat consumption including pork meat.

Therefore, through this market research ‘Export Opportunities of Dutch Pork Meat to Myanmar’, the Netherlands aims to promote its bilateral cooperation with Myanmar in the field of exporting pork meat. The results provide a valuable overview for the potential Dutch pork meat exporters to Myanmar.

This sector research is performed by Margot Frima and Christian Brinks, students from the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business (IBR-Groningen) at assignment of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and agricultural desk of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Myanmar (LAN-YAN).

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Agrotek Foodtek

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

"Myanmars international food technology exhibition & conference."
Myanmar Agrotek Foodtek is a 4 day event being held from 1st November to 4th November 2018 at the Yangon Convention Centre (YCC) in Yangon, Myanmar. The aim of the event is to bring the industry together by offering a tradeshow floor with over 250 exhibits featuring machinery, equipment, supplies, services and other vendors with innovative products for the industry.


Livestock Myanmar

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon

"A new platform for livestock and fisheries industry to tap into the emerging growth possibilities"
Livestock Myanmar is a 3 days event being held from 26th September to the 28th September 2018 at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar. This event showcases products like pig farming equipment, pig and poultry breeding, pig and poultry farming, pig and poultry processing system, feeding system, feed and feed ingredients, feed additives and premixes etc. in the Meat, Poultry & Seafood, Pets & Veterinary industries.

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Posted 4 September 2018 at 05:07

The Fourth Industrial Revolution must not leave farming behind

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has disrupted industry after industry. Better information flows, lower transaction costs and faster communication have made doing business easier and more efficient, and have proven to be major drivers of economic growth.

At Grow Asia, they hold enormous hope that digital technologies will deliver on their vision of small farmers in Asia becoming more profitable and sustainable. They have seen their member companies adopt the same view, transforming their businesses for change.

There are three technologies which show the greatest promise for smallholder supply chains: intelligence tools, digital finance and mobile-based training. Grow Asia asked three of their partner companies to share their thoughts.

East-West Seed Group - a leading supplier of tropical seeds

East-West has always provided significant smallholder training. How are digital technologies supporting your work?

MUFG - Jap

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Webinar: 5 strategies for female entrepreneurs to succeed

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  06 September 2018, 21:30-22:30

5 strategies for female entrepreneurs to succeed in agribusiness

Female entrepreneurs in agribusiness fight an uphill battle when it comes to getting access to the power and resources needed to professionalize and scale their business. In this webinar already successful female agribusiness champions share 5 strategies for female agri-entrepreneurs to succeed.

Focusing specifically on Ghana, this webinar offers a perfect learning ground for Ghanaian entrepreneurs or those interested in the topic to talk through some of the hurdles faced every day and how to overcome them.

Interact or listen in, but register now to not miss this opportunity.

Register via this Webinar Registration Form.

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Posted 4 September 2018 at 04:41

Young professionals shaping the future of Food Systems: YPARD Strategic Directions 2018 -2021

The world is changing. So are the food systems.

And now more than ever, the world needs young people proactively contributing to innovative, environmentally and economically sustainable food systems.

This is the basis upon which the new YPARD strategic directions 2018-2021 lies. With the network Business Plan 2014- 2018 coming to a close, YPARD initiated a set of actions to determine the next course of the network’s direction.

Building on lessons learned from YPARD’s operations in the past 11 years, the 2018-2021 and through a participatory process, the YPARD community identified four key aims that will continue to define the success of the YPARD network now and beyond!

YPARD Myanmar is one of the YPARD units, supported by the YPARD Asia & Pacific Coordination Unit and the YPARD Global Coordination Unit.

Click here to get more information details and strategic plan.

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Posted 27 August 2018 at 05:07

Apply Now!

Food Loss Challenge Asia by Rabobank

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါၿပီ။

Have an existing tech-based solution that reduces food loss from farm to market in Asia? Join this program for the inaugural Food Loss Challenge Asia, organised by Rabobank, the global leading food and agribusiness bank.

How can we sustainably feed 9 billion people by 2050?

As the world population grows and lives longer, we rely on farmers to enable a sustainable food supply. Farmers everywhere face various food production challenges that make it difficult to live up to their potential and produce more with less environmental impact.

Food is lost even before it reaches the consumer

More than a third of all food produced for human consumption is spoiled or damaged before it reaches the dining table, equating to 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year.

This situation affects a lot of peop

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Posted 21 August 2018 at 04:33

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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Theint Yadanar Zaw Fully financially supported for all expenses for the participants :)

1 month 3 weeks ago


Bizconnect Workshop at Pyinmana State Agriculture Institute

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  29 August 2018, 09:00-16:00
  Pyinmana SAI


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: 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!


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: 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 | 

1 month 4 weeks ago

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.

1 month 3 weeks ago

Wim Goris good luck with that !

1 month 3 weeks ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Thank You! Wim

1 month 3 weeks ago

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Posted 7 August 2018 at 05:35

Agrifood Bootcamp 2018 (Short Video)


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.


စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေမြးၿမဴေရးက႑မွ လူငယ္မ်ားရဲ႕တက္ၾကြလွတဲ႔ လႈပ္ရွားမႈေတြအေၾကာင္

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