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Japan to Launch Project to Boost Farm Productivity in Myanmar

By Kyodo News 2 January 2020

TOKYO—Japan will launch a 390 million yen (US$3.6 million, 5.3 billion kyats) project in May in Myanmar to boost irrigation and agricultural management as part of efforts to increase productivity and eradicate poverty in the Southeast Asian country.

Development of the agriculture promotion system and improvement of the rice value chain, among other things, will be conducted in six townships in the Shwebo district of Sagaing Region, home to some of the largest irrigated farmland in Myanmar.

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