Sadly, that rise in agricultural productivity has not been the case over the intervening period, but is change coming?
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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 - http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/17/myanmar-a-normal-developing-country/
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.