Strategic Planning for Irrigation Development in Myanmar


March 20, 2018 - Author:

Mark Rosegrant
Strategic Planning for Irrigation Development in Myanmar Presentation at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation policy forum
NayPyiTaw, Myanmar, March 20, 2018


  • Irrigation is effective in protecting against drought, as seen in the impact of irrigation investment to address El Niño events
  • Irrigation investment provides significant economic benefits for the full economy, beyond agriculture
  • Selective investment in irrigation combined with complementary investments is an important development strategy
  • Complementary investments
    • Increased investment in agricultural research and development for traits such as drought tolerance
    • Investments in rural roads and market development to promote exports


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Mark Rosegrant

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