Myanmar

  • 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!


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Publications and Presentations

  • Mechanization Outsourcing Services in Myanmar's Dry Zone

    Published on September 6, 2018

    Ben Belton, Peixun Fang, and Thomas Reardon, 2018. Mechanization Outsourcing Services in Myanmar's Dry Zone, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 110. East Lansing: Michigan State University

  • Myanmar’s Rural Economy: A Case Study in Delayed Transformation

    Published on July 28, 2018

    Nilar Aung, Duncan Boughton, Ben Belton, Mateusz Filipski and Ellen Payongayong, Myanmar’s Rural Economy: A Case Study in Delayed Transformation, Workshop on Rural Transformation in the 21st Century, Vancouver, Canada, July 28, 2018.


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