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



Agri Myanmar 2018

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  08 November 2018 to 10 November 2018 - All Day Event

The 4th International Exhibition and Conference on Agriculture for Myanmar

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Under the support from the Government and Ministries, Minh Vi Co., Ltd. (VEAS) honor to open the No. 1 Platform for Global Leading companies to connect and create Business in this LAST investment frontier market in the region.


  • The biggest international exhibition for Agriculture Industry in Myanmar
  • Business Matching between the Suppliers and Distributors
  • Professional Conference / Seminar
  • Tour Visit to Hospital/Pharmaceutical Market/Laboratory
  • New technologies, exchanging information, new product launches


  • Establish new business
  • Source the latest products and technologies
  • Meet influencers and Key industry leaders
  • Schedule meetings with Exhibitors prior to your visit
  • Professional Seminar Pro

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Posted 7 December 2017 at 04:28

Responsible Business Fund (RBF)

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

As a part of the Danish Development Assistance to Myanmar, Denmark has established the MMK 12.5 billion RBF to function as a ‘Challenge Fund’ to “increase the competitiveness and responsible behavior of Myanmar enterprises” by providin

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Posted 29 November 2017 at 04:13

AgriProFocus Myanmar Network Day 2017 Full report

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

AgriProFocus Myanmar hosted its first Network Day on November 9, 2017, from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon. 50 participants from member organizations, local level members and several new interested companies and organizations attended the event. Furthermore, the event was attended by Sander Mager, our Managing Director, who was visiting from the Netherlands.

We focused on the theme Inclusive Agribusiness, to shape our future network agenda.

Together with our members, we explored how business solutions can improve the inclusiveness, durability and financial sustainability of relationships between small farmers and agribusiness.

Please, click here to read the full report including the outcomes of the group discussions.


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Posted 21 November 2017 at 04:29

Dairy products poised to boom in Myanmar.

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

As demand soars among well-off urban residents for butter-rich cakes, pastries and croissants, efforts continue to boost the domestic production of milk, a crucial source of nutrition in a country where one third of the children are malnourished.

ON A DAY like any other, Yangon’s hippest bakery is a bustle of tong-wielding customers choosing pastries under the warm glow of vintage-style lights. A human conveyor belt of 20 chefs, shoulder-to-shoulder in tall paper hats, can be seen through ceiling-high windows filling shelves with green tea muffins, hotdog puffs and croissants. Ko Sai woon Si, 24, is sitting by a wall of lush plastic foliage sharing a swiss roll and chicken floss with four friends. A red G-Shock watch dangles from his wrist as he speaks about his favourite, the black forest dream

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Save the date: Learning event about ADS

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  22 November 2017, 15:00-17:00
  Diamond Condo, Pyay Rd, Yangon

Save the date:Learning event about Agricultural Development Strategy

           Oxfam and AgriProFocus would like to invite you to join our learning event about the Agricultural Development Strategy (ADS) on Wednesday, November 22, from 3 till 5 PM at Diamond condo, Pyay road, Yangon

           The ADS is regarded as the most comprehensive new strategy for the agricultural sector in Myanmar. After an extensive consultation process, the ADS is now in its final stage of development and will be launched soon by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). Do you want to learn what the ADS means for the agricultural sector? Do you wonder what happened with the consultations? Would you like to discuss what needs to happen to implement the strategy?

           Join our learning event with Madelon Meijer, Policy Advisor Agriculture at Oxfam Novib. She

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Posted 10 November 2017 at 06:43

AgriProFocus signs MoA with MAN at first Network Day


On November 9, 2017 we facilitated our first AgriProFocus Myanmar Network Day about Inclusive Agribusiness. We were happy to welcome more than 50 agribusiness professionals from different sectors: government agencies, academia, private sector and NGOs. The event was opened by HE. Wouter Jurgens, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He said that ‘we need multi-stakeholder cooperation to innovate the agrifood system in Myanmar.' Furthermore, he stated: 'We are here in Myanmar to support political transition and sustainable economic development. We will be your partner not just today, tomorrow and the day after, we want to partner with you to promote the development sector. I am really glad AgriProFocus is here to support this’.

Mr. Sander Mager, Managing Director of AgriProFoc

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Posted 2 November 2017 at 05:28

ASEAN Young farmer leaders commit to ensure access to land for rural youth

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႕လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Young farmer leaders from ASEAN countries gathered for the ASEAN-EU Youth Forum held on October 25-26, 2017 in ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. Young leaders are concerned that the exodus of rural youth causes serious problems. They signed a declaration to ensure rural youths’ access to land through the provision of a national legal framework and a regional guideline facilitating easier transfer of land rights to young farmers.

The ASEAN-EU Youth Forum is a continuation of the RoundTable Discussion on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations/Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture, which previously took place on 2016 at the ASEAN Foundation.They declared their agreements and call for actions drawn from their sharing, collective reflection a

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Posted 31 October 2017 at 03:25



Mercy Corps is excited to share their comparative research from three countries in Asia-Nepal, Myanmar and Timor-Leste – on the synergies, tradeoffs and opportunities in making markets work for resilience.

The compelling findings give insight on how to maximize market systems development for resilience-building in fragile, thin-market and weak-governance contexts, helping communities achieve and sustain economic and social well-being in the face of shocks and stresses.

Their recommendations for action that emerged from learning across the three contexts are:

  • Assess economic, ecological and social risks holistically to inform market sector and partner selection, and market intervention design.
  • Analyze, leverage and build strong social capital amon

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Posted 26 October 2017 at 04:00

ASEAN-EU Youth Forum: Youth Engagement in Food Crops Production and Value Chain

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Today, the ASEAN-EU Youth forum is taking place in Bogor, Indonesia. A great event to encourage youth to participate in food crops production and value chain process. AgriProFocus Myanmar plans to make this kind of initiative happen in Myanmar soon. Please, cooperate with us to explore the great opportunities for youth in agriculture sector.

The ASEAN-EU Youth Forum is a continuation of the RoundTable Discussion on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations/Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture, which previously took place on 7 November 2016 at the ASEAN Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia.

It aims to create a platform for ASEAN-EU joint actions in enhancing youth participation into innovative agribusiness and agripreneurship activities.

The fo

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Posted 24 October 2017 at 03:45

USAID Private Sector Development Activity

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

              The USAID Private Sector Development Activity funded by USAID and implemented by Nathan Associates Inc. (Nathan) is a 5-year program that aims to increase broad-based economic opportunities in Myanmar by creating more inclusive economic governance rules and processes and increasing access to finance for emerging economic actors. The Activity will be implemented to June 30, 2020.

               Under this Annual Program Statement (APS), the USAID Private Sector Development Activity invites civil society organizations (CSOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), non-profit organizations, private-sector associations, and for profit businesses and financial

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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 By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
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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