- 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 July 30, 2019
Ben Belton and Myat Thida Win, 2019. The Edible Oil Milling Sector in Myanmar's Dry Zone. FSP Research Paper 138. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on July 23, 2019
Eaindra Theint Theint Thu, Khun Moe Htun, and Ben Belton, 2019. Migration in Southern Shan State: Characteristics and Outcomes. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 136. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Published on June 30, 2019
Kristi Mahrt, David Mather, Anna Herforth, and Derek Headey, 2019. FSP Research Paper 135. East Lansing. Michigan State University
Published on May 23, 2019
Ben Belton, Myanmar's Rural Transformation: Evidence from the Food Security Policy Project, Food Security Policy Project, Michigan State University, May 23, 2019
Published on May 16, 2019
Dr. Ben Belton, will be discussing recent findings of large scale surveys implemented by FSP in Myanmar and the need for policies in order to support successful livelihood diversification and leverage greater value from existing agri-food value chains.