ASEAN Food Security Information System
Department of Agricultural Land Management and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Name of Activities: Stakeholder Meeting and Interim Report on Improving Statistics Data on Food Processing Value Chain Related to Sugarcane and Sugar Industry in Myanmar.
Objective: To complete the result of sugarcane pilot survey and disseminate to related stakeholders.
Date: 16 March 2019
Location: Oattara Thiri Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar
A Brief Summary of Activities:
1. To Explain about the Initial Step for improvement of agricultural statistics data to meet end users’ need and support policy advocacy for value chain development of Myanmar Sugar Industry and current sugar production status and future outlook in Myanmar.
2. To discuss about comparative study on sugar direct consumption in regions and states of Myanmar.
3. To review on Ten Year period of sugar import and export in Myanmar
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