A better way to raise chickens

Zaw Ye Naung, co-founder of Shwe Taung Nyo Gyi Co, a local producer of free-range eggs, recently accepted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer award, the first one given to a Myanmar business. The awards are given to companies that have successfully aligned their business goals with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which are […]

With ‘on-the-go’ loans and tech, social firm boosts Myanmar farmers

A social venture in Myanmar is boosting farm outputs with customized technologies and giving loans for seasonal migration to raise incomes in one of the world’s poorest countries. Proximity Designs, which was set up in 2004 in the country’s commercial hub Yangon, focuses on farming, on which more than two-thirds of the population relies to […]

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

A free app on farmer San San Hla’s smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year’s harvest, the 35-year-old is in a triumphant mood, ascribing her victory […]

Apex to lend against farm permits

Myanmar Apex Bank will begin allowing farmers to access bank loans by using their work permit certificates as collateral, according to bank chair U Chit Khine. The Form-7 certificates were created with the 2012 Farm Land Law, functioning as a farmland work permit certificate for people with the right to farm a particular plot of […]

Rising rice yields seen as golden opportunity

Myanmar can more than double rice exports by improving farm productivity, cutting export costs, and opening milling sector to FDI Once the world’s top rice exporter, Myanmar has a chance to rejuvenate its glory days if its export strategy is reviewed, the World Bank said. The country’s rice exports could more than double if production […]