Yangon, Myanmar | December 23, 2020
Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS) announced today that it will be initiating a project named “The Feed the Future Burma Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity and Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS) Partnership" with the generous support of the American people. The project will focus on Food System Quality Infrastructure (FSQI) and is the very first collaborative action between a private sector company and an international development agency aimed to technologically intervene the agri-food value chains for improvement of food safety and quality of Myanmar agriculture and food systems in order to strengthen the market linkages.
Together, the partners will invest nearly US$ 600,000 in the project within the next 3 years to achieve the project objectives. Additionally, Feed the Future Burma Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity provides technical assistance for ISO17025 accreditation process for their central laboratory. The Partnership will Increased testing capabilities and capacity of the central food testing laboratory in Yangon, accredit the central laboratory with ISO/IEC 17025 certification, and extend its technical services in Mandalay, Shan, Magway and Sagaing Divisions to serve closer to food processors and farmers in these regions.