2018 International Agrochemical Exhibition & Southeast Asia Crop Protection Forum (Myanmar)

Why Myanmar?

Country general information

  • The largest country in South East Asia
  • Total land area 676,578 kmz
  • Population 60.38 million
  • Land borders with Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand
  • About 75 % rural population
  • Total labor force 18 million (70% engaged in Agriculture sector)

Agriculture dominates the economy of Myanmar. While estimates vary, the sector contributes 43% to GDP and employs 70% of the working population, according to the World Bank. With rich soil and a diverse climate, the country has suitable agricultural conditions, with fertile lowlands in the Irrawaddy basin, rainforests, the so-called “Dry Zone”, and highlands and mountains. Myanmar is especially known for its rice, teak and mangoes, but it also produces rubber, oil seeds, cotton, corn, chillies and pulses. Atotal of 60 crops are grown in Myanmar, Rice dominates in terms of hectares utilized (52%), followed by oil crops (21%), pulses (16%) and industrial Crops (7%).

On 22 October, 2014, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is providing US$187 million to finance the Fostering Agricultural Revitalization in Myanmar Project. The project will develop a sustainable model for smallholder agriculture and rural development for Myanmar’s central dry zone. As more and more capital is invested in agriculture, and as further technology and equipment are imported, the sector will become increasingly efficient and productive. It is very possible, given Myanmar’s unusually fertile lands, that agriculture remain important pillar of the economy for years to come.

Agro Myanmar 2015 is the response to the recognition of huge investing opportunities in agrochemical and crop care industry which collaborates with agriculture. The tradeshow will provide a useful commercial platform for exhibitors and visitors from all related fields to cooperate and build up a firm position for their business in the growing market of Myanmar.

Highlights of agro myanmar 2014
Agro Myanmar 2014 was a massive success in various aspects of the event thanks to its local and international presence. The number of exhibitors at Agro Myanmar 2014 stood firm with 65 exhibitors from 8 countries, displaying different categories of agriculture related products such as agro-chemicals, fertilizers, machinery, agricultural products, technologies, innovation, services, etc.

About 1,239 visitors from entire country had visited the exhibition for the empowerment of the Agricultural Industry.

Agro Myanmar 2014 in figures

Total exhibitors : Total 65 exhibitors
Countries represented : 8 countries
(China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand)
Number of Visitors : 1,239