Agriculture & Timber


Myanmar is largely dependent on agriculture, more than 75% of its population is directly or indirectly connected to this industry.


Apart from building a hotel or other commercial property in Yangon, agriculture is one of the best opportunities in Myanmar for investors looking to make an immediate impact. Currently agricultural land is under-capitalized, and farmers often borrow private capital at exorbitant interest rates. This presents opportunities for foreign financial firms to provide funding for agricultural land or to cultivate land themselves.”



Myanmar is largely dependent on agriculture, more than 75% of its population is directly or indirectly connected to this industry. Currently the industry is not explored to the fullest of its capacity.

India is world’s largest producer of many fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, major spices, select fibrous crops ,staples ,and castor oil seeds etc. India is one of the largest producer of wheat & rice.

Myanmar’s current agricultural performance offers opportunities for successful agricultural development. Average yield and labour productivity is still one of the lowest in Asia, but at the same time, labour costs are low. Rapid gains can be made by better inputs, better seeds and improvement of logistical and marketing arrangements.

It is paramount that improvement of agri-finance is urgently needed to capitalize this emerging demand. In these the mentioned areas the Dutch agri-food sector could become an important partner. For them, a lot of sectors can be interesting, as outlined below.