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.
Centre for Economic and Social Development
Yezin Agricultural University
Status: Core-funded country and Associate Award
Photo: Fishermen in Burma (credit: Benjamin Belton)
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.
Off-farm employment is the sole source of earnings for 56% rural households around Yangon and it provides 78% of rural households income.
Factors toward Agricultural Mechanization in Burma