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Source: Myanmar Rice Federation

Rice production is
forecast to increase by

4.4% in 2017-2018

2.5 million tons

of rice were
exported in 2018,
with an estimated export value of
USD 600 million

Source: USDA

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Rice continues to be one of the most important crops in Myanmar. In recent years, production and exports have been growing steadily, although the country has a long way to go to reclaiming its former title as Asia’s Rice Bowl. The sector faces low productivity due to the lack of modernization in production methods, lack of quality inputs and inadequate milling facilities.


  • Providing technical support and advice on contract farming guidelines to the government.

  • Working with the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) and other partners to determine the relationship between rice and paddy prices and making this information available to farmers.

  • Advocating on measures to reduce post-harvest losses.

WG Leads:

  • Mercy Corps

  • Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO)


  • Agriculture and Farmer Federation of Myanmar (AFFM)

  • Agri First

  • Agri Pro Focus (APF) Myanmar

  • Ar Yone Oo - Social Development Association

  • Asiatic Agricultural Industries

  • Aventine

  • BASF

  • Central Cooperative Society (CCS)

  • Dow Agro Sciences

  • Dupont

  • EU Myanmar Centre

  • Golden Sunland

  • 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 Brewery

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

  • Network for Environment and Economic Development (NEED) Myanmar

  • Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT)

  • Proximity Designs

  • Radanar Ayar Association

  • Seeds Energy Agro Group

  • Shwe Taung Hein

  • Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH)

  • Tun Yat

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

  • UMG Myanmar Group

  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

  • World Vision Myanmar

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