Myanmar’s quality-seed imports soar over 10 years

Myanmar’s imports of quality seeds soared in the past decade as the country’s agricultural sector grew, the head of the Agriculture Ministry said. U Aung Thu, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, said seed imports rose 45 times between 2009 and 2019. “Our country’s seed imports increased to US$45 million in 2019 from just over […]

Growing pains hit Myanmar rice trade

The Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) has stressed a need for tangible rice policies to keep abreast with industries in neighbouring countries. A longstanding ban on private rice exports was scrapped in 2010 under the former military junta, but the modernisation needs of Myanmar’s agricultural sector remain vast. The world’s largest rice exporter from 1961 to […]