• map of myanmar pic 2The 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!


  • “Freedom of Crop Choice” Brings Prosperity to Myanmar’s Farmers

    Published on December 8, 2017
    Myanmar’s government lifted restrictions on the choice of field crops on paddy land, allowing farmers to grow more profitable crops.

  • Myanmar Aquaculture-Agriculture Survey: Results and Dissemination Workshop

    Published on June 30, 2017
    A workshop to present the results from a detailed study of aquaculture, agriculture and the rural economy in 40 villages in four townships in Yangon and Ayeyawaddy Regions. Yangon, Myanmar. June 30, 2017.

  • Feeding on Farm Fish

    Published on June 1, 2017
    Aquaculture sector is fast developing in Myanmar and South East Asia. What are the nutritional differences between farm fish and wild fish? It's about micronutrients. An FSP blog on Agrilinks.

  • Aquaculture in Myanmar: A survey

    Published on May 15, 2017
    Fish farming plays an increasingly important role in Myanmar fish supply. This survey results provide a comprehensive ‘benchmark’ of the characteristics of inland aquaculture and provides policy recommendations.

  • Off-farm Employment around Yangon: Survey Results

    Published on March 17, 2017
    Off-farm employment is the sole source of earnings for 56% rural households around Yangon and it provides 78% of rural households income.

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