Sunday, April 21, 2013

Myanmar and Development

Myanmar was, 40 years ago, thought of as potential major agriculture powerhouse.  A lot of Australian and international aid was directed towards agricultural improvement [ true - common around the region as well], as it was thought of as having real production potential and even export of food.

Sadly, that rise in agricultural productivity has not been the case over the intervening period, but is change coming?
neglected rural Myanmar

This recent article is a brief summary of where things are at now, and hints at some positive changes in agriculture that could drive some future development in the sector.

read more here -

There is a slowly emerging tourist industry as well, but rural development seems a more pressing need in general, with so many citizens in that sector.

Indications are reasonably positive for rural sector growth, but there will no doubt be a few hiccups along the way.

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