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Agricultural mechanization in the dry zone

This research highlight evaluates the extent of agricultural mechanization in four townships in Myanmar’s Dry Zone. It provides evidence that rapid mechanization is underway. Mechanical land preparation is now commonplace, due to thriving machine…

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Aquaculture in Myanmar: Fish farm technology, production economics and management

Fish farming (aquaculture) has grown rapidly in Myanmar over the last two decades and plays an increasingly important role in national fish supply, but its technical and economic characteristics have been little studied. Feed the Future Innovation Lab…

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Agricultural market reforms and technology adoption in Senegal

Many smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa do not use basic agricultural technologies to improve crop quality. In the Senegal River Valley, researchers tested whether receiving advance information on a market reform—introducing quality labels for…

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Credit access and utilization in agriculture and aquaculture in the Ayeyarwady delta

Myanmar has one of the least developed financial systemsin the world and poor access to credit is widely believed tobe a major constraint to investment and productivityimprovements in agriculture. This brief presents analysis ofdata from the Myanmar…

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Ending hunger: What would it cost?

We are at a major turning point in history. For the first time ever the world has committed to ending hunger. Not to reduce or halve it—but to end hunger. When world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, they…

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