Horticulture is an important source of income for most households.


Nearly 1 million households in Myanmar grow horticultural crops

Source: Dutch vegetable Sector Support Myanmar

USD 14.8 million aggregate increase in net farmer income

25,633 farmers participated,
of which 8,387 are women

5,060 farmers

adopting new technology


Boasting a diverse climate zone and vast arable land, Myanmar offers enormous potential for fruit, flower and vegetable farming. In addition to sharing a large border with China, a rising middle class and the boom in retail and restaurant chains entering the domestic market has led to a demand for high quality and safe local vegetable products. However, farming practices remain underdeveloped, while the lack of access to quality seeds and widespread misuse of agrochemicals constrain the potential of the sector to drive incomes for smallholders.


  • Making produce competitive domestically by supporting input modernization, facilitating market linkages and upgrading farming practices for safer produce.

  • Promoting learnings from “Making Vegetable Markets Work”, a successful market systems development initiative by eight Working Group members. To read the full Case Study, click here.

WG Leads:

  • East West Seed

  • Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP)


  • Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar (AFFM)

  • Agri First

  • Agri Pro Focus (APF) Myanmar

  • Agro Bio

  • Ar Yone Oo - Social Development Association

  • Asiatic Agricultural Industries

  • BASF

  • Burgundy Hills Company

  • DaNa Facility

  • Department of Agriculture (DOA), Plant Protection Division

  • Dow Agro Sciences

  • Embassy of the Netherlands

  • EU Myanmar Centre

  • Euro Chem Agro Asia

  • Fresh Studio

  • Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

  • HM. Clause

  • JJ-Pun Trading Co. Ltd

  • Livelihoods and Food Security Trust (LIFT)

  • Lima Grain

  • Mercy Corps

  • Mandalay Green City Public Company Limited (MGPC)

  • Myanmar Development for Human Resources in Rural Areas (MyanDHRRA)

  • Myanmar Agri-Tech

  • Myanmar Corn Industrial Association (MCIA)

  • One to Watch

  • Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT)

  • Proximity Designs

  • Seeds Energy Agro Group

  • Swisscontact

  • Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA)

  • The Lost Tea Company

  • Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH)

  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • UMG Myanmar Group

  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • Winrock International

  • World Vision Myanmar

  • Ywangan Amayar

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