Supply chain and marketing workshop aims to improve agriculture in Myanmar


A knowledge sharing workshop on ‘Supply Chain and Marketing of Agricultural Crops’ was conducted at the Yezin Agricultural University, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from 18 to 19 December 2014. The workshop was jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar, Yezin Agricultural University and the Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific.

 

 

The workshop was inaugurated by the Rector of Yezin Agricultural University, Dr. Myo Kywe.  Sixty participants comprising students, lecturers and staff from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Myanmar attended the workshop. Altogether, 8 papers, with topics pertaining to factors affecting the efficiencies of supply and value chains of grains, vegetables and fruits were presented by speakers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Iran, Myanmar and International Tropical Fruits Network (TFNet). A panel discussion was conducted after all the presentations, to formulate the way forward to improve the value chain situation in Myanmar.

 

The objectives of the workshop were to:

  1. Share information on best practices, including examples in supply chain management and marketing of agricultural products in CIRDAP member countries
  2. Make an assessment of current practices in the value chain of crops and provide solutions that can improve chain performance
  3. Discuss on post-losses along the value chain of crops that can improve market access and farmers inclusion
  4. Share information on how best to improve the marketability of agricultural products for the domestic and export market.

 

TFNet was invited to present a paper on minimizing post harvest losses in the improvement of  tropical fruit value chain and  enhancement of market access.




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