Myanmar’s Rapid Rural Transformation: Evidence from the Delta & Dry ZoneDOWNLOAD FILE
Myanmar’s Rapid Rural Transformation: Evidence from the Delta & Dry Zone
Ben Belton (MSU), Mateusz Filipski (IFPRI), Aung Tun Oo, Aung Tun (CESD)
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Project
Agrifood XXIV Conference
Bandung, Indonesia, December 5, 2017
IMPLICATIONS AND NEXT STEPS
Rural economy and livelihoods in rural Myanmar have transformed profoundly, and extremely rapidly post 2011BUT: very different interpretations of what this means possible, depending on theoretical lens
Use recall data on rural wages, migration and labor use in mechanized and non-mechanized agriculture to:
1) Estimate changes in the value of incomes derived from agricultural labour and migration.
2) Analyze the changing distribution of incomes among different segments of the rural population, defined by land ownership, landholding size, and gender.