Agribusiness Models for Inclusive Growth in Myanmar: Diagnosis and Ways Forward (WORKING PAPER)

The objective of this study is to provide strategic policy priorities for attracting agribusiness investments and managing land resources for inclusive and sustainable development by addressing two questions:

  1. How to attract agribusiness investments to accelerate agricultural growth and competitiveness through business models that put SMFs at the center of the growth strategy and ensure both efficiency and equity?

  2. How to identify when large-scale business models may be appropriate and how land may be allocated to them in ways that are economically efficient, and socially and environmentally sustainable?

A variety of methods was employed to achieve this objective (Box S.2). The diagnosis was centered on key value chains that had not been addressed in the previous MSU-MDRI reports. We also reviewed the experiences of Thailand in successfully integrating agribusiness investments with poverty reduction through inclusive development, and Cambodia and the lessons from a strategy based on large land concessions. The report is divided into three parts: (1) Background on agribusiness in Myanmar, (2) Analysis of business models in selected value chains, and (3) Priorities for developing more efficient and inclusive business models.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics Agriculture and fishing
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Myanmar
Copyright To be determined
Version / Edition 1.1
License unspecified
Author (individual) Dolly Kyaw
Author (corporate) MDRI-CESD
Co-author (individual) Derek Byerlee, L Seng Kham, U San Thein
Co-author (coorporate) Michigan State University, MDRI-CESD, MDRI-CESD, Myanmar Development Resource Institue - Centre for Economic and Social Development
Publication date 2014
Keywords Customary Tenure,Land Governance,Oil Palm,Smallholder,SME,Land Concessions,Thailand,Agribusiness,Private Sector
Date uploaded June 13, 2018, 14:35 (UTC)
Date modified November 23, 2020, 12:22 (UTC)