Fishermen in Burma

FSP in Myanmar currently focusses on generating evidence for enabling key stakeholders, especially the new Burmese government, to promote broad-based agricultural transformation and rural economic growth. The project’s carefully targeted and focused research, together with policy analysis and engagement, is designed to improve public policies and investments. Activities are undertaken in a way that strengthens coordination among key stakeholders –government, private sector, civil society and donors. The anticipated outcomes are a policy environment that enhances smallholder productivity and income growth, and encourages domestic and international agribusiness investment.

Local Partners:

Centre for Economic and Social Development
Yezin Agricultural University

Status: Core-funded country and Associate Award
Funding Dates:

Components: C1-C2

Project Leaders:
Duncan Boughton, Professor, International Development, MSU
Paul Dorosh, Division Director, DSG, IFPRI

Photo: Fishermen in Burma (credit: Benjamin Belton)

  • Ben Belton 06/01/2017

    Feeding on Farm Fish

    Aquaculture sector is fast developing in Myanmar and South East Asia. What are the nutritional differences between farm fish and wild fish? It's about micronutrients. An FSP blog on Agrilinks.

  • Ben Belton, Mateusz Filipski and Chaoran Hu 05/15/2017

    Aquaculture in Myanmar: A survey

    Fish farming plays an increasingly important role in Myanmar fish supply. This survey results provide a comprehensive ‘benchmark’ of the characteristics of inland aquaculture and provides policy recommendations.

  • Aung Htun 03/18/2017

    Off-farm Employment around Yangon: Survey Results

    Off-farm employment is the sole source of earnings for 56% rural households around Yangon and it provides 78% of rural households income.