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The value of pulses exports
contracted by 37% from 2017 to 2018, from
USD 1.4 billion to USD 887 million

Source: Ministry of Commerce

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Pulses &

Myanmar is one of the world’s largest exporters of beans and pulses. However, pulse traders were hit hard when India, the largest pulse buyer, implemented restrictions on imported pulses in 2017 following a glut in domestic supply.


This incident highlighted the need for Myanmar to diversify its export markets and also find alternative crops for farmers who planted pulse varieties for the Indian market.


  • Building the capacity of the industry to meet quality standards of premium export markets.

  • Proposing policy regulatory reforms (Seed Policy, Women Economic Empowerment and Mung Bean Value Chain etc.)
    to improve the enabling environment.

  • Diversifying export markets and identifying substitute crops.

WG Leads:

  • ICCO Corporation Myanmar

  • Pyae Phyo Aung


  • Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar (AFFM)

  • Agri First

  • Agri Pro Focus Myanmar

  • Agro Bio

  • Ar Yone Oo - Social Development Association

  • Asiatic Agricultural Industries

  • BASF

  • Burgundy Hills Company

  • Central Cooperative Society (CCS)

  • Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD)

  • CheilJedang (CJ) Corporation

  • DaNa Facility

  • Department of Agriculture (DOA)

  • Dow Agro Sciences

  • EU Myanmar Centre

  • Food Security Working Group

  • HM. Clause

  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

  • JJ-Pun Trading

  • Khine Yadanar Win Trading

  • Livelihoods and Food Security Trust (LIFT)

  • Myanma Awba Group

  • Myanmar Corn Industrial Association (MCIA)

  • One to Watch

  • Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT)

  • Proximity Designs

  • Radanar Ayar Association

  • Seeds Energy Agro Group

  • Shwe Taung Hein

  • Solidaridad South & Southeast Asia

  • Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA)

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

  • UMG Myanmar Group

  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • World Vision Myanmar

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