The Agriculture sector is a high priority for the Government of Myanmar. Agriculture contributes about a third and most of rural population relies on crop husbandry and livestock for their livelihoods and incomes. The vision statement of the agriculture policy establishes that by 2030, Myanmar achieves inclusive, competitive, food and nutrition secure, climate change resilient, and sustainable agricultural system contributing to the socio-economic well-being of farmers and rural people and further development of the national economy.
To pursue this vision the agriculture development strategy proposes a sequence of interventions that will pave the way to: commercial expansion of crops and livestock production, increased incomes for farmers and better access to international markets, ultimately contributing to the country’s food security and economic development.
The Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) and Investment Plan (IP) responds to the need: for the consolidation and integration of various plans, strategies, and approaches currently developed by various stakeholders; for a systematic approach to operationalize agricultural policy implementation and link it to the IP; to coordinate activities, projects, programs, and policies; and to build a dialogue with domestic and foreign investors and harmonize foreign aid to the sector.