Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey: Results and Dissemination Workshop

06/30/2017
By FSP Myanmar Team

Machinery used for aquaculture

This workshop presented the results from a detailed study of aquaculture, agriculture and the rural economy in 40 villages in four townships in Yangon and Ayeyawaddy Regions. Public policies and investments have the potential to strengthen or weaken rural economic growth. These results come to help with decision and the policy making process.

A few facts:
• Rural households represent almost 70% of Myanmar’s population.
• Growth of the rural economy results in higher incomes from both farm and off-farm employment, and is therefore a key policy objective of the government of Myanmar.
• Agriculture and aquaculture have played key roles as drivers of rural economic growth and poverty reduction in all countries in the region.

Workshop Introduction
Duncan Boughton, Michigan State University

Aquaculture in Myanmar: Fish Farm Technology, Production Economics and Management
Ben Belton, Michigan State University; 
Mateusz Filipski, International Food Policy Research Institute
; Chaoran Hu, Michigan State University

The Impacts of Aquaculture in the Rural Economy

Mateusz Filipski, International Food Policy Research Institute

Ben Belton, Michigan State University

Myanmar’s Mechanization Revolution: Symptoms of Structural Transformation
Myat Thida Win, Center for Economic and Social Development
Ben Belton, Michigan State University
Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute

Crop Production and Profitability in Ayeyarwaddy and Yangon Regions
Ame Cho, Centre for Economic and Social Development

Closing Remarks
U Tin Htut Oo, Chair of CESD, Chairman of Agriculture Group, Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd

Workshop agenda

This workshop was organized with the support of USAID Burma and LIFT.

 

Burma/Myanmar