- The capital and main city is Yangon.
- The official language is Burmese
- Area: 261,228 sq mi (approx. 3x the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 52 million in 2014
- Climate: Myanmar lies in the monsoon region of Asia, with its coastal regions receiving over 5,000 mm (196.9 in) of rain annually
Fun Fact: Myanmar has the largest book in the world. The book is situated in Kuthodaw pagoda in Mandalay. It has 1460 pages and 730 leaves. Each page is 107cm (3.51 ft) wide, 13cm (5.1 in) thick and 153cm (5.02 ft) tall!
Main Research Themes
Published on May 16, 2018
Combining farmer, research and extension expertise toward a sustainable and profitable agricultural sector in Myanmar
Publications and Presentations
Published on June 4, 2020
Ben Belton, Ame Cho, Ellen Payongayong, Kristi Mahrt, Eric Abaidoo, 2020. Commercial Poultry and Pig Farming in Yangon's Peri-Urban Zone, FSP Research Paper 174.
Published on June 2, 2020
Peixun Fang and Ben Belton, 2020. Maize and Pigeon Pea Production, Profitability, and Tied Credit in Southern Shan State, FSP Research Paper 173.
Published on December 9, 2019
Ame Cho and Ben Belton, 2019. Growth and Transformation in Off- Farm Segments of the Maize Value Chain in Shan State. FSP Research Paper 156.
Published on December 5, 2019
Filipski, Mateusz, Hak Lim Lee, Aung Hein, and Ulrike Nischan. "Emigration and Rising Wages in Myanmar: Evidence from Mon State." The Journal of Development Studies (2019): 1-18.
Published on September 13, 2019
Eric Abaidoo, Ben Belton 2019. Agricultural Machinery Business Development in Shan State: A Comparative Analysis. FSP Research Paper 149. East Lansing: Michigan State University.