Exhibition Title: Agri Myanmar 2016
Subtitle: The 2rd International Exhibition and Conference on Agriculture for Myanmar
Date: 28-30 September 2016
Opening hours: 9.00 am – 17.00 pm
Place Myanmar Convention Center (MCC)-Min Dhama Street, MayangonTownship, Yangon, Myanmar.
Net Space 2000 sqm
Estimated Exhibitors 100 (Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, Indonesia, India, Korea, Thailand, etc)
Estimated Visitors 5000 Trade and Professional Visitors (Free Entrance)
Country general information
- The largest country in South East Asia
- Total land area 676,578 km2
- Population 60.38 million
- Land borders with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand
- About 75 % rural population
- Total labor force 18 million ( 70% engaged in Agriculture sector)
Agriculture dominates the economy of Myanmar. While estimates vary, the sector contributes 43% to GDP and employs 70% of the working population, according to the World Bank. With rich soil and a diverse climate, the country has suitable agricultural conditions, with fertile lowlands in the Irrawaddy basin, rainforests, the so-called “Dry Zone”, and highlands and mountains. Myanmar is especially known for its rice, teak and mangoes, but it also produces rubber, oil seeds, cotton, corn, chillies and pulses. A total of 60 crops are grown in Myanmar, Rice dominates in terms of hectares utilized (52%), followed by oil crops (21%), pulses (16%) and industrial crops (7%). .
On 22 October, 2014,the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is providing US$18.7 million to finance the Fostering Agricultural Revitalization in Myanmar Project. The project will develop a sustainable model for smallholder agriculture and rural development for Myanmar’s central dry zone. As more and more capital is invested in agriculture, and as further technology and equipment are imported, the sector will become increasingly efficient and productive. It is very possible, given Myanmar’s unusually fertile lands, that agriculture remain important pillar of the economy for years to come.
Agri Myanmar 2016 is the response to the recognition of huge investing opportunities in agrochemical and crop care industry which collaborates with agriculture. The tradeshow will provide a useful commercial platform for exhibitors and visitors from all related fields to cooperate and build up a firm position for their business in the growing market of Myanmar.