Japan to launch project to boost farm productivity in Myanmar

Japan to launch project to boost farm productivity in Myanmar

The daily Japanese newspaper The Mainichi, reported that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Myanmar government signed an agreement to launch a 390 million yen (USD 3.6 million), 4-year long, project to boost irrigation and agri

China eyes Myanmar bananas

China may soon ink a new banana trade deal. Deputy Minister of Commerce U Aung Htoo announced that the two country’s are in talks to sign an agreement for China to import large quantities of Myanmar bananas, adding that fruit to the list of hi

Sugar season delayed as prices fall

Sugar production in Myanmar will begin a full month later than usual due to unfavorable weather and falling prices. An unnamed sugar cane trader told the Myanmar Times that the “unusual weather” has pushed the sugar production season into

China to invest USD 130 million in agriculture

A Chinese state-owned enterprise will invest in three agricultural centers around Myanmar valuing USD 130 million. The Chinese CITIC Construction Group will partner with the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) and the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporatio
Myanmar and Japan sign new grant agreement

Myanmar and Japan sign new grant agreement

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a USD 4 million grant agreement for provisions of agriculture and construction equipment in the rural areas in Myanmar, according to JICA M

Watermelon prices drop as Chinese demand falls

The price of watermelons, a main agricultural export, has dropped due to low demand from China. It is not the first agricultural export to suffer due to the fickle Chinese market, and may encourage farmers to improve growing standards to access buyer