Myanmar’s total rice area is 7.8 million hectares, which yields 4.12 tons/hectare on the average. In a growing population of 60.38 million, best management practices in rice production are introduced to close the rice yield gaps due to unfavorable environments and high postharvest losses.

The CORIGAP project activities in Myanmar is closely aligned with activities supported by other significant donors: World Bank, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, ACIAR), and the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), CORIGAP's donor.

CoMPASS, another three- year SDC project in Myammar, was launched in October 2019

Since 2013, CORIGAP scientists and farmers in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta have worked hand in hand to improve rice production by using Best Management Practices (BMPs).

BMPs include using balanced nutrient management and postharvest technologies that helped increase their yields and efficiency of production.

Project sites

Nine townships across the Ayeyarwaddy Delta and Central Dry Zone were chosen as project sites: Bago, Bogale, Daik-Oo, Labutta, Mandalay, Magway, Maubin, Mawlamyinegyun, and Sagaing.

Key scientists

  • U Ko Ko Gyl

  • Melanie Connor

  • Rica Joy Flor

  • Sudhir Yadav