Bright Prospects for Agribusiness in Myanmar
ASEAN Program Director
International Person Exchange Support Association
Former Managing Director, JETRO Yangon Office
It is almost a year now since the launch of the new Aung San Suu Kyi administration. The veritable frenzy that Myanmar (Burma) aroused for a while has calmed, but foreign companies remain very interested in the potential of the Myanmar market. Foreign investment in agriculture has remained sluggish, but agriculture’s approximately 30 percent share of Myanmar’s GDP make it the country’s mainstay, leaving major business chances to be found. This article is based on lectures given at seminars in Sapporo and Asahikawa which I attended as part of a December 2016 program organized by the Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST) that brought to Japan leading figures from Burmese agriculture.