Pulse & Oilseed Traders in Central Myanmar: Value Chain Structure and ConductDOWNLOAD FILE
Ben Belton, David Mather, 2018. Pulse & Oilseed Traders in Central Myanmar: Value Chain Structure and Conduct. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 118. East Lansing: Michigan State University.
Pulses are some of Myanmar’s most important agricultural exports, while oilseeds are among its most important domestically consumed crops. Traders play a crucial role as intermediaries linking producers to exporters and consumers. Few empirical studies of pulse and oilseed supply chains have been conducted in Myanmar, particularly for the trader segment. This report presents findings from the largest survey of pulse and oilseed traders in Myanmar to date, covering 347 enterprises from the five main pulse and oilseed commodity exchange centers in the Central Dry Zone – one of the country’s major agro-ecological zones for pulse and oilseed production.