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.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted yesterday at 05:08

Easy to Apply AgriFood Bootcamp in Myanmar Language!

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။


The Agrifood Bootcamp links Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. You can get selected for the Agrifood Bootcamp week, an exciting 4 day training program for a selected group of 40 students and young professionals to discover new opportunities, improve their skills and capacities, build their network and learn to solve challenges in the agrifood sector. The program takes place between April 2 and 6 and includes skills training, masterclasses, networking events, field visits, group work on solving challenges and coaching provided by the companies and organisations participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp. The winning team receives a leadership training package to become Youth Ambassadors.

Do you want to participate the Agrifood Bootcamp by pi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 19 February 2018 at 04:36

You don't want to miss this Newsletter for February 2018

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

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


In this first newsletter of 2018, 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 first AgriFood Bootcamp Teaser Workshop and how could we discuss interactively with the numerous active youth for the Agriculture sector hot issues and then how can youth apply to participate in bootcamp? Or are you looking for the job opportunity to work with our happy team?


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

http://mailchi.mp/agriprofocus/you-dont-want-to-miss-this-news-myanmar-newsletter-february-2018

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 15 February 2018 at 08:28

Opportunity to participate in Rockstart Impact Myanmar Accelerator

Rockstart Impact is a collaboration between the Impact Investment fund One to Watch and Rockstart, one of Europe’s top business accelerators. After three successful editions of Rockstart Impact in Nepal, and 3 million euros raised, they are thrilled to announce the launch of their program in Myanmar! Greater access to investors and experts will allow entrepreneurs to further expand their businesses and to have more impact on their local communities. At the same time, there is a growing number of investors searching for businesses that are both profitable and socially impactful.

At Rockstart, they aspire to bridge this gap by sourcing the most promising entrepreneurs in transition markets and connecting them to international and local investors, enabling businesses to grow and to take the lead in moving Myanmar forward.

Do you have viable and scalable business that needs an investment to scale up? Are you a visionary

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 14 February 2018 at 06:39

                           Agrifood Bootcamp: How to apply

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

The Agrifood Bootcamp links Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. You can get selected for the Agrifood Bootcamp week, an exciting 4 day training program for a selected group of 40 students and young professionals to discover new opportunities, improve their skills and capacities, build their network and learn to solve challenges in the agrifood sector. The program takes place between April 2 and 6 and includes skills training, masterclasses, networking events, field visits, group work on solving challenges and coaching provided by the companies and organisations participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp. The winning team receive

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 14 February 2018 at 04:54

CHALLENGE- FIVE

Royal DeHeus welcome youth to develop a model for family owned poultry farmers to compete with international companies

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာ ႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Royal De Heus 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. Since its founding Royal De Heus has expanded from a regional feed company to a feed conglomerate with activities in more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Due to the rapid growth outside the Netherlands the De Heus Group is a global top-15 feed supplier.

Challenge: Develop a model for family owned poultry farmers to compete with international companies

‘The poultry market in Myanmar is dominated by unorganized small to medium-sized family-owned farms. Next to that, a few international companies in Myan

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 13 February 2018 at 11:11

Strengthening of Vocational Education and Training for Food Security

From 5th to 4th December, a delegation from the Myanmar State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) visited the Netherlands - as part of the 4-year NICHE project to upgrade agricultural education. 17 members of the so-called Education Support Team had an opportunity to visit agricultural schools, farms and other projects. For many SAI teachers and managers it was the first time they traveled abroad Aye Aye Nyein, senior consultant at MDF Asia Myanmar, accompanied the team. She says "We had studied the TVET education system of Netherlands.Water management ,Wind mills and Dike construction, Delta project to have knowledge on water management and the important of Dikes and Dam for Netherlands. Studied & visit at Rotterdam, milking cows farm established by a n owner who was the fellow of Wellant College. Learning and observation of background history of DUTCH culture at Museum in Amsterdam . I hope that we can learn a lot

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 13 February 2018 at 04:20

Accomplished the final Agrifood Teaser Workshop with moment of inspiration by the youth voice

On 7 February 2018, AgriProFocus Myanmar successfully hosted the Final Agrifood Bootcamp Teaser Workshop at Yangon University of Economics. Wow!!! We were impressed by the active input and high quality of the contributions from young people to solve the various challenges presented by the companies and organizations. There were 165 participants from Yangon University of Economics and other interested youth.. When we announced the statement “ I can contribute to developing the agriculture sector with my educational background”, more than 70% of the participants stand up and agreed the statement.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and D

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 8 February 2018 at 04:32

CHALLENGE - FOUR

Agriterra wants youth's idea that how to actively use the knowledge of young farmers in agricultural cooperatives?

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Agriterra is the international expert on agricultural cooperative- and farmer organisation development. Agriterra works with the most ambitious and entrepreneurial agricultural cooperatives in 17 countries who have a clear business ambition. Key training- and advisory areas: Develop the right capabilities to create value for members (farmers), install good governance practices, develop proper business cases, guide in getting access to finance and to facilitate (inter-)national market linkages.

Challenge: How to actively use the knowledge and vision of young farmers in agricultural cooperatives?

‘Agricultural cooperatives are effective instruments to organize as farmers, they have transformed agricultural sectors glob

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 6 February 2018 at 06:57

Youth raised their voices at Agrifood Bootcamp teaser workshop

AgriProfocus Myanmar proudly convened the 2nd Agrifood Boootcamp Teaser workshop at Yezin Agricultural University (Nay Pyi Taw) on February 3, 2018. It was a great event for the participating companies and organizations to meet the fresh young scholars, to hear what is their idea on their specific challenges. There were 349 participants from Yezin Agricultural University, University of Veterinary Science, Co-operative department and MoALI. All of them agreed to the statement that agribusiness is an interesting way to get a good career.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required i

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 2 February 2018 at 05:24

CHALLENGE- THREE

Fresh Studio invites you to pitch your idea about "How to improve the access to high quality inputs?"

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Fresh Studio is a food consulting company, assisting clients with every aspect of their food provision. From farm to fork, from sourcing to marketing. In Myanmar, one of their most important projects is SAPA (Sustainable and Affordable Poultry for All). This project aims at improving the food security and rural incomes of smallholder poultry and corn farmers in Myanmar through a public private partnership with Dutch, Belgium and Myanmar parties involved.

Challenge: How to improve the access to high quality inputs?

Agricultural producers rely most of the time on the inputs available at their input shop or what is available through their trader. Inputs can be anything from fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide to seeds, Day Old Chic

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 31 January 2018 at 07:48

CHALLENGE - TWO

EAST WEST SEED invites youth who can develop the solutions to their challenge

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္၇ႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

East West Seed company works for smallholder vegetable farmers by improving the quality of tropical vegetable varieties and sharing knowledge and skills. The develop tropical vegetable seeds that help farmers grow better crops.

Challenge: How to improve safe use of pesticides for growing vegetables?

"With limited access of technical knowledge, the misuse of pesticides in growing vegetables is a challenge for East West Seed. We are looking forward to learn more about your ideas for safe use of pesticides which is leading to better quality vegetables and higher yields, as well as improved safety for producer, consumer and environment.”

How to apply

Do you want to participate the Agrifood Bootcamp? Applying is easy!

All you have to do is pitching your ide

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 31 January 2018 at 05:52

CHALLENGE - ONE

ICCO Cooperation invites youths to solve the challenges

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and inclusive development and on peace building and tolerance. In Myanmar, one of their most important projects is the Pulses, Planet, People and Profit (P4) project, which will increase the incomes of 10.000 smallholder mungbean farmers.

Challenge: How to increase consumption of pulses and oilseeds in Myanmar?

"In Myanmar there is a high pulses and oilseeds production potential, as they fit well with rice-based cropping systems in the Delta and diversified production systems in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. The country is one of the world’s largest exporters of these commodities, to India and China, but also increasingly to Europe, Japan and other high-pre

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 31 January 2018 at 04:37

330 Young people attended Teaser Workshop to explore the opportunities in AgriFood sector

On 26 January 2018, AgriProfocus Myanmar hosted the first AgriFood Bootcamp Teaser workshop from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at THE Co-operative university (Thanlyin). There WEre 330 participants from Co-operative University and members of Central Coperative Society WHO attended this workshop. Most Youth mention that “we can’t do IT alone; we have to combine OUR strengthS to develop the best solutions”. Half of them agree that agribusiness is also AN interesting way to get A good career to make success.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 January 2018 at 03:02

Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships to foster sustainable and inclusive food systems

Are you in the challenging position to design, facilitate or participate in complex change partnerships? Are you wondering how best to deal with power dynamics and conflicts? Do you want to create collaborative learning processes and enable effective communication between different actors? The Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) course provides the academic insights and practical skills to help you deal with this challenge! Develop strong partnerships!

Multi-stakeholder partnerships have become a preferred mechanism for dealing with today’s critical challenges, such as the overuse of natural resources, climate change, and the transformation of our food systems to become more inclusive and sustainable. Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals is not possible without new ways of working together across the boundaries of business, government, science and civil society.

Please, visit HERE for more detail i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 18 January 2018 at 05:30

DFID funds Pa-O development plan revamp and agriculture improvement

THE UK government is funding an economic programme to support Pa-O farming communities and update the self-administered area’s development plan.


The Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) and the DaNa Facility (DaNa) yesterday signed a US$400,000 three-year grant agreement to improve the economic opportunities for 400 smallholder farmers residing in the uplands of the Pa-O Self-administered Zone in southern Shan State. Both DaNa and the new programme are funded by Westminster.


The project will focus on supporting smallholders, especially women, as well as those farmers living in isolated and impoverished areas. It will fund three major initiatives: training farmers at field schools to improve agricultural practices; creating and strengthening producer associations in order to enhance learning and increase the bargaining power of those farmers; setting up new links and improved access to markets

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feb
07

AgriFood Teaser Workshop (3)

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
  07 February 2018, 14:00-17:00
  Yangon Institute of Economics (Yangon)

           AgriFood Teaser Workshop

Do you want to meet Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations and learn about your opportunities in the agrifood sector? Join the Agrifood Teaser Workshop on February 7 at the Yangon Institute of Economics in Yangon, Hledan!

At this Workshop, we kick off the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to businesses and organisations from the Netherlands, active in the agrifood sector in Myanmar. You will get insight in the general issues and specific challenges for Dutch organisations and we will invite you to share your ideas and apply for the Agrifood Bootcamp.

What to expect:

  • Pitches by Dutch organizations De Heus, Agriterra, East West Seed, ICCO Cooperation and Fresh Studio

  • Brainstorming with others to solve agrifood challenges

  • Insights in the future of the agrifood sector in Myanmar

  • Inspiring stories by young agri-entrepreneurs

  • Everything you need to know to

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feb
03

AgriFood Teaser Workshop (2)

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
  03 February 2018, 09:30-12:30
  Yezin Agricultural University (Nay Pyi Taw)

          AgriFood Teaser Workshop

Do you want to meet Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations and learn about your opportunities in the agrifood sector? Join the Agrifood Teaser Workshop on February 3 at the Yezin Agricultural University in Naypyitaw!

At this Workshop, we kick off the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to businesses and organisations from the Netherlands, active in the agrifood sector in Myanmar. You will get insight in the general issues and specific challenges for Dutch organisations and we will invite you to share your ideas and apply for the Agrifood Bootcamp.

What to expect:

  • Pitches by Dutch organizations De Heus, Agriterra, East West Seed, ICCO Cooperation and Fresh Studio

  • Brainstorming with others to solve agrifood challenges

  • Insights in the future of the agrifood sector in Myanmar

  • Inspiring stories by young agri-entrepreneurs

  • Everything you need to know to apply for the Agrifood Boo

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:48

Help to solve the agrifood challenges of these companies and organizations

From January until April 2018, AgriProFocus and 5 agrifood companies and organizations from the Netherlands will organize the Agrifood Bootcamp! This is a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector.

We invite Myanmar youth to develop innovative solutions for the agrifood challenges the companies and organizations are facing in their work in Myanmar. Please read more about the companies challenges below!

Do you want to participate in the Agrifood Bootcamp? Choose one of the challenges below and think of an idea to solve it! Don’t be shy, all ideas are welcome. Pitch your idea in English in a short video (max 3 minutes) or a written text (max 1 A4). Send it to our AgriProFocus Myanmar Facebook Messenger or through Viber to 09 453272578.

Find the challenges here:

ICCO Cooperation

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:13

Agrifood Bootcamp: Linking Myanmar young talent to Dutch agribusiness organizations

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

On January 26, AgriProFocus will launch the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals between age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required in the agribusiness sector. During the intensive Agrifood Bootcamp week we will challenge participants to come up with innovative solutions to solve agribusiness issues. The winning team receives a leadership training package to become Youth Ambassadors.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a joint project of AgriProFocus and 5 Dutch

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jan
26

AgriFood Teaser Workshop (1)

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
  26 January 2018, 09:30-12:30
  Thanlyin Coorperative University

            AgriFood Teaser Workshop

Do you want to meet Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations and learn about your opportunities in the agrifood sector? Join the Agrifood Teaser Workshop on January 26 at the Cooperative University in Thanlyin!

At this Workshop, we kick off the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to businesses and organisations from the Netherlands, active in the agrifood sector in Myanmar. You will get insight in the general issues and specific challenges for Dutch organisations and we will invite you to share your ideas and apply for the Agrifood Bootcamp.

What to expect:

  • Pitches by Dutch organizations De Heus, Agriterra, East West Seed, ICCO Cooperation and Fresh Studio

  • Brainstorming with others to solve agrifood challenges

  • Insights in the future of the agrifood sector in Myanmar

  • Inspiring stories by young agri-entrepreneurs

  • Everything you need to know to apply for th

... Read more