Pandemic hits crop prices

Agriculture prices are fluctuating as the pandemic stalls supply chains, throttles border trade, and affects both supply and demand of certain commodities. This week, the Myanmar Times reported surging prices of watermelons as border restrictions lim

China approves new rice exporters

China has granted export licenses for rice to 43 new Myanmar companies. A spokesperson from the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) said that the new licenses should boost the volume of rice Myanmar sells to China, which has suffered both from the COVID-19
Restrictions to limit rice exports eased

Restrictions to limit rice exports eased

Back in April, the government had announced limitations and restrictions to rice exportation in the midst of panic buying and uncertainty of COVID-19 impact on the country. The restrictions included tighter time-limits on export licenses, higher cont

Border trade with China picking up

Border trade between China and Myanmar, hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak, appears to be picking up. Trade along the Myanmar-China border had plummeted as China closed border crossings and internal trade routes in an attempt to slow the spread of COV
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 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