Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy: Burma
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Rural Livelihoods in Mon State:
Evidence from a Representative Household Survey. Myanmar Center for Economic and Social Development, International Food Policy Research Institute, and
Michigan State University. Research Paper 20. September 2016.
Revitalized Agriculture for Balanced Growth and Resilient Livelihoods: Toward a Rural Development Strategy for Mon State. Center for Economic and Social Development, International Food Policy Research Institute, and
Michigan State University. July 2016.
From Rice Bowl to Food Basket: Three Pillars for Modernizing Myanmar’s Agricultural and Food Sector. White Paper. Prepared by the National Economic and Social Advisory Council (NESAC). April 6, 2016. Myanmar Language.
Aquaculture in Transition: Value Chain Transformation, Fish and Food Security in Myanmar. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, L. Seng Kham, Ulrike Nischan, Thomas Reardon, Duncan Boughton. International Development Working Paper 140. December 2015.
Promoting Agricultural Growth in Myanmar: A Review of Policies and an Assessment of Knowledge Gaps. Than Tun, Adam Kennedy, and Ulrike Nischan. Research Report #5. International Development Working Paper 139. November 2015.
Agribusiness Models for Inclusive Growth in Myanmar: Diagnosis and Ways Forward. Derek Byerlee, Dolly Kyaw, U San Thein, and L Seng Kham. IDWP 133. May 2014.
A Strategic Agricultural Sector and Food Security Diagnostic for Myanmar. MSU/MDRI. Working Paper. July 2013.
Strategic Choices for the Future of Agriculture in Myanmar: a Summary Paper. Prepared for USAID/Burma by Michigan State University (MSU) and the Myanmar Development Resource Institute’s Center for Economic and Social Development (MDRI/CESD) July 2013.
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Myanmar's Rural Transformation: Evidence from Ayeyarwady & Yangon. Ben Belton & Duncan Boughton. US Embassy, Yangon. 14 December, 2016.
The Central Role of Agriculture in Myanmar’s Economic Development. Duncan Boughton, Ben Belton, Steven Radelet. Yezin Agricultural University, December 12, 2016
Toward Smallholder-led Agricultural Transformation in Myanmar:Beginning A Journey Together. Duncan Boughton, Ben Belton, Aung Hein and Ellen Payongayong. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE). Graduate Student Organization seminar. October 18, 2016.
Rural Transformation in Ayeyarwady & Yangon: Emerging evidence. Ben Belton, Myat Thida Win, Aye Myat Thinzar, Kyan Htoo, A Myintzu Htun, Khun Moe Htun, Lu Min Win, Aung Htun, Ame Cho, Aung Hein, Duncan Boughton. DFID Myanmar retreat on structural transformation and migration in Myanmar. September 30, 2016.
Smallholder-led Agricultural Transformation: Requirements for Success in Myanmar. Duncan Boughton and Tin Htut Oo. Conference on Smallholder Development: The Foundation of Economic Development. Nay Pyi Taw. August 16, 2016.
Measuring Hope: A Quantitative Approach with Validation in Rural Myanmar. Jeffrey R. Bloem. AAEA Annual Meetings. Boston, MA. August 2, 2016.
Policy Innovation for Inclusive Agricultural and Rural Economic Growth in Myanmar. Duncan Boughton. Yangon, July 21, and Nay Pyi Taw, July 26, 2016.
A New Vision for Myanmar’s Agricultural Development: From Rice Bowl to Food Basket. U Tin Htut Oo. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. May 18, 2016. White Paper.
What Rice Policy Framework Will Best Support Myanmar Agricultural Strategy? Duncan Boughton. Agricultural Policy Working Group Discussion Forum. Yangon, Myanmar. May 9, 2016.
From Rice Bowl to Food Basket: Three Pillars for Modernizing Myanmar’s Agricultural and Food Sector. Duncan Boughton and Steve Parker (Nathan Associates). Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Yangon, Myanmar. April 1, 2016. White Paper.
Mon State Livelihoods and Rural Development Strategy. Zaw Oo, Mateusz Filipski, Duncan Boughton, Paul Dorosh. Mawlamyaing, Myanmar May 2, 2016.
Accelerating the Growth and Development of the Vegetable Sector in Myanmar: Principles for Success. Duncan Boughton. Second National Vegetable Sector Round Table. Naypyitaw. March 3, 2016.
Observations on the VSAT draft white paper: “Accelerating the Growth and Development of the Vegetable Sector in Myanmar.” Duncan Boughton. March 3, 2016.
Transformation of the Rural Economy in Myanmar: The Essential Role of Agricultural Public Expenditure. Duncan Boughton.Presentation Notes. Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Working Group. Yangon. February 16, 2016.
Briefing Note for Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Working Group Agricultural Public Expenditures in Myanmar. February 16, 2016. Launch and workshop for the Aquaculture in transition: Value chain transformation, fish and food security in Myanmar. Sedona Hotel, Yangon. 28 January 2016.
The Essential Role of Agriculture in Myanmar’s Economic Transition. Duncan Boughton, Aung Hein and Ben Belton. Workshop on Least Developed Country Graduation | Technical Considerations and Policy Options. Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. Nay Pyi Taw, January 20, 2016. Burmese version.
Agriculture: Engine of Rural Economic Growth in Myanmar. Duncan Boughton, Aung Hein and Ben Belton. Yangon. December 8, 2015.
You Can Have Your Rice and Eat Fish Too: Rice, fish, land use trade-offs and food security in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, Seng Kham, Paul Dorosh, Emily Schmidt. Poster presented at the Global Food Security conference, Cornell University. October 11-14.
Sustainable Improvements in Food Security Policy and Policy Systems for Feed The Future focus countries. Duncan Boughton, Xinshen Diao and Mywish Maredia. May 6, 2015.
Fish, Rice and Agricultural Land Use in Myanmar: Preliminary findings from the Food Security Policy Project. Ben Belton, Aung Hein, Kyan Htoo, Seng Kham, Paul Dorosh and Emily Schmidt. May 5, 2015. DSDG Seminar. Moderator: Duncan Boughton, Michigan State University. IFPRI Washington D.C. May 27, 2015
Rapid Transformation of Agrifood Value Chains in Asia. Thomas Reardon. Speech at the International Conference of the Indonesian Society of Agricultural Economics. Bogor. 28 August 2014.
Webinar | Transformation of Food Supply Chains: What Every Agricultural Banker Should Know. Thomas Reardon. World Bank AGRIFIN. Wednesday, July 9, 2014.
Prospects for Agricultural Value Chains in Myanmar. Thomas Reardon. Talk for “A Dialogue for Enhancing the Competitiveness of Agribusiness in Myanmar” Organized by: UMFCCI, USAID, & IFC. UMFCCI Office, Yangon. March 21, 2014. Audio version. See
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Haggblade, Steven, Duncan Boughton, Khin Mar Cho, Glenn Denning, Renate Kloeppinger-Todd, Zaw 00, Tun Min Sandar, Tin Maung Than, Naw Eh Mwee Aye Wai， Shannon Wilson, Ngu Wah Win, and Larry C. Y. Wong. 2014. Strategic Choices Shaping Agricultural Performance and Food Security in Myanmar. Journal of International Affairs. Spring/Summer 2014, Vol. 67, No. 2.
Reardon, T. and C.P. Timmer. 2014.
Five Inter-Linked Transformations in the Asian Agrifood Economy: Food Security Implications, Global Food Security 3(2). 15 May 2014. Reardon, T., KZ Chen, B. Minten, L. Adriano, TA Dao, J. Wang, S. Das Gupta. 2014.
The Quiet Revolution in Asia’s Rice Value Chains. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, April 2014. See
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STATA 13 - Sample Session. Cross-Sectional Analysis Short Course Training Materials Designing Policy Relevant Research and Data Processing and Analysis with STATA 13 1st Edition. January 2014.
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