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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MAN AgriProFocus Contract Farming Learning Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  06 June 2018, 13:30-17:00
  Yangon

Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN) and AgriProFocus Myanmar would like to invite you to their Contract Farming Learning event on Wednesday, June 6, from 1:30 till 5 at the UMFCCI in Yangon.

The Contract Farming Learning Event will give you the opportunity to learn how to effectively introduce inclusive contract farming models in Myanmar. We will invite experts and companies to share the basic principles, factors for success, best practices and learnings for contract farming in South East Asia. Together with you, we would like to explore the needs and constraints for effective implementation of contract farming in Myanmar.Please, kindly find the attached file for program overview.

Interested to join? Please confirm your attendance before May 30 by clicking this link. Seats are limited, so we would like to request you to limit attendance to one seat per organization.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 10 May 2018 at 09:25

Learn more about successful Agrifood Bootcamp and other interesting update

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Please read our latest newsletter, we hope this will help you to keep up to date on our latest news and get more insight Agrifood Bootcamp which successfully held at the first week of April.

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 AgriFood Bootcamp 2018 and how could they pitched their innovative ideas to solve the challenges of Myanmar Agriculture sector? or Are you looking for the event to learn more about contract farming? Do you want to get involved in the next edition and/or the follow up of the Agrifood Bootcamp?

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

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Posted 3 May 2018 at 04:21

Dutch demo greenhouse in Myanmar

A Dutch consortium has built a 3,000 m² greenhouse in Myanmar, where Dutch systems and solutions for horticulture are demonstrated. The greenhouse is located in Heho, in the eastern Shan State of Myanmar. At this location, growers from the region receive training from Dutch horticultural experts. This demonstration greenhouse will be officially opened on Wednesday, May 2, in the presence of Wouter Jurgens, the ambassador of the Netherlands in Myanmar.

Since 2015, a Dutch consortium consisting of Larive International, Rijk Zwaan, Koppert, Priva, VEK Advisory Group and DLV GreenQ has invested in strengthening the horticulture chain in Myanmar. The developed demonstration greenhouse aims to show growers and buyers the possibilities for cultivating good quality vegetables in Myanmar and to share the products and knowledge to achieve this.

This cooperation is also made possible by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), part of the German

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 27 March 2018 at 08:15

IMPACT TERRA SECURES NEARLY USD 3.0 MILLION TO DIGITIZE SMALLHOLDER FARMING

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

Impact Terra, the Myanmar based agriculture and fintech social enterprise, announced that it has secured nearly USD 3.0 million in funding to lead the digitization of smallholder farming. Its support includes a grant from the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) facility and a grant from venture philanthropy organization Leap201. Through the Golden Paddy mobile application platform, Impact Terra offers personalized advice and services to smallholder farmers, aimed at improving their productivity, market access and financial inclusion.

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO), through its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) Facility, recently confirmed its support for the Smart Agriculture Myanmar (‘SAM’) project. Impact Terra leads the project in collaboratio

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AgriFood Bootcamp Network Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 April 2018, 09:00-11:30
  Hle Gu (CARTC)

Are you a private sector AgriFood company or value chain initiate in Myanmar? Would you like to meet the new young talents in the agricultural sector in Myanmar and hear their fresh ideas to solve agricultural challenges? Join the Agrifood Bootcamp Network event on Tuesday, April 3 and pitch your company or organization to the 40 selected Myanmar students and young professionals participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp.

We will organize pitches, speed dating sessions and an information market to facilitate exchange.

 We would like to invite you to present your company at the Network Event.

Please confirm your attendance before March 26 by sending an email to Thaint Yadanar Zaw: tyadanarzaw@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 23 March 2018 at 07:56

Htwet Toe or digital communication platform for farmers

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနို္င္ပါသည္။

Village Link, a leading digital service company in Myanmar, officially introduces Htwet Toe, an innovative agri-mobile application for the farmers of Myanmar that aims to build a community between the farmers and agricultural professionals on a single platform, the company said in a statement. The company also announces the support of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) program, which will assist to further develop the application.

U Thadoe Hein, Founder and Group CEO of Myanma AWBA Group, one of the shareholders in Village Link, said: “It is our honor to introduce the Htwet Toe application to the farmers in Myanmar. Almost 90 percent of the population currently have access to mobile phones, including 32 million farmers. Since the surge of mobile penetration a few years a

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Posted 21 March 2018 at 05:26

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability explores the challenges to ensuring a healthy and sustainable diet for our growing world population, as well as the central role of agriculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The agriculture sector is at the heart of issues such as food security, malnutrition, ecosystem management, and the responsible production and consumption of food. However, without the proper policy frameworks and programs to guide our global food system, there is the risk of exacerbating inequality and harming our environment.

Start Date: Apr 16 2018

End Date: Jun 17 2018

Duration: 9 weeks

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours per module

Cost: Free

Requirements: An internet connection to access course materials

This course discusses:

  • Agriculture’s contribution to the environmental, economic and social pillars of sustainable development

  • The past 50 years of agricultural developm

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Tun Tun Win I'd like to attend this course. How can I join it?

2 months 16 hours ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Yes! you can participate freely by register this course with your email account. This is online course. Please, click here ( https://courses.sdgacademy.org/users/sign_in#/posts )  for more information detail. Thank you!

2 months 16 hours ago

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Posted 9 March 2018 at 06:17

Dutch animal nutrition firm starts manufacturing in Thilawa

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ေလ႔လာဖတ္ရႈႏိုင္ပါသည္။

It is a great news for the poultry and swine farmers and clients of Trouw Nutrition in myanmar. The Netherlands-based producer of animal feed and nutritional service specialist, Trouw Nutrition, opened its first manufacturing unit in Myanmar last week. Thilawa is the only SEZ in operation in the country, whereas Kyaukphyu SEZ in Rakhine State and Dawei SEZ in Tanintharyi Region are in the planning stage.

Trouw Nutrition Myanmar Co was incorporated at Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in July 2017. The manufacturing plant, located in Zone A, is expected to start operation in two weeks. The Thilawa facility is part of Trouw Nutrition’s €5 million (US$6.16 million) investment in Myanmar. The plant, employing 15 people, manufactures animal nutrition products, including premix, base

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Posted 8 March 2018 at 04:50

VEGCAP Super Trainers appear in Myanmar

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ေလ႔လာဖတ္ရႈႏိုင္ပါသည္။

The second program of “VEGCAP Super Trainers” was held on 5-9 February 2018 at Golden Bamboo Hotel, Heho in Southern Shan State, Myanmar.Super trainers are being upskilled in order to be able to train others, thereby exponentially increasing the network and reach of good farming practices.

Mr. Derk van Balen from Farm System Research, Soil Quality and Organic Agriculture of Wageningen University & Research taught about Crop Rotation, Soil Quality, Soil Health and Visual Soil Assessment subjects theoretically and practically. At this training session, 25 experts of vegetable sector joined to share and advise agricultural extension workers, young experts and farmers. Trainees included Extension Workers from the Department of Agriculture, instructors from State Agricultural Institutes, Advisors from N

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Tun Tun Win  I am very interested in the coming course.

2 months 16 hours ago

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MAN Inaugural Agribusiness Networking Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  16 March 2018, 14:00-17:00
  Sule Shangri-La Hotel


Myanmar Agriculture Network is pleased to invite you to the first agribusiness networking event hosted by the Myanmar Agriculture Network (MAN), the leading association of agribusinesses, producer and farmer associations in Myanmar.

By joining the event, participants will:

• Hear from members of MAN about their business plans and areas of work

• Build relationships with major market players in Myanmar

• Learn about MAN’s mission and the benefits of membership


Participants will also have the opportunity to attend 2 of the following networking sessions:

1. Coffee, Tea & Sugar

2. Corn & Rice

3. Horticulture (Fruits, Vegetables & Flowers)

4. Oilseeds & Pulses and Aquaculture

Kindly RSVP by registering here (availability is limited)

For more information, please contact Chaw Su Tin Htet on manager.man@growasia.org.





Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 20 February 2018 at 05:08

Easy to Apply AgriFood Bootcamp in Myanmar Language!

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါတယ္။


The Agrifood Bootcamp links Myanmar youth between age 18 and 35 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 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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