Myanmar

Myanmar

Myanmar is located in southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand. The climate is tropical with seasonal monsoons.

 
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AGRICULTURE

Rice, which covers 60 percent of the cultivated land, is one of the staple crops of Myanmar. Collaborations with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have led to the production of 52 varieties of rice since 1966.

Myanmar is also known as the world’s second largest opium producer, with Afghanistan being number one. The country is responsible for 8 percent of total worldwide yields.

CHALLENGES

Myanmar is one of the most underdeveloped and populous countries in the world. Economic advancements, although improving, remain a challenge.

PRODUCTS

Beans . Cotton . Fish . Nuts . Hardwood . Pulses . Opium . Rice . Sesame . Sugarcane

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PROJECTS IN MYANMAR

IFDC is improving rice production in Myanmar. Our key projects in the country are the Dry Zone Agro-Input and Farm Services Project and FSI+.