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Thailand Urges Investment in Burmese Food Sector

15 May 2012

Thailand’s National Food Institute is advising Thai businesses to take advantage of the Asean Economic Community to invest in Burma, which could act as a gateway to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The institute’s president, Petch Chinabutr, said Burma will soon pass policies to promote the agriculture industry, including an expansion of growing areas, irrigation systems and foreign investment, according to The Bangkok Post. Burma’s agricultural industry is its largest source of revenue, totaling 59.1 percent of GDP and employing 67.1 percent of the population.