Strategic Choices Shaping Agricultural Performance and Food Security in Myanmar

TitleStrategic Choices Shaping Agricultural Performance and Food Security in Myanmar
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Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHaggblade S, Boughton D, Cho KMar, Denning G, Kloeppinger-Todd R, Oo Z, Sandar TMin, Than TMaung, Wai N_E_M_A, Wilson S, Win N_W, Wong L
Secondary TitleJournal of International Affairs
Volume67
Issue2
Pagination55-71
Key themesAgriculturalModernization, Conversion-FoodSecurity, Distribution
Abstract

Despite the many transformations taking place in Myanmar, its agricultural sector is lagging. A high proportion of rural households remain poor and food insecure as a result. This article examines the underlying causes of poor agricultural performance through a combination of literature and secondary data review combined with extensive field interviews with a broad range of key informants in the main agricultural zones of the country. We identify key structural changes that are needed to unleash smallholder-led agricultural transformation and broad-based rural economic growth.

URLhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/24461735?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
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Myanmar

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Journal Article