Myanmar stands largest producer and exporter of beans and pulses

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Khit / Myo Gyi (NP News) - Mar 16

Based on the statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar can be said as one of the largest producers and exporters of #beans_and_pulses in the world.

It is reported that there are about 3.95 million hectares of pulses cultivated in Myanmar and among the agricultural products, the pluses are mainly exported.

In 2020-21 FY, it was generated 1.57 billion USD from the exportation of various pulses which shares 38 percent from the total foreign export earnings, according to the Ministry's data.

The International Food Policy Research Organization (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) provide technical support for the development of the Myanmar Pulses Value Chain Promotion Roadmap.

The Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Min Naung expects to uplift social living and socioeconomic development of the farmers after the road map for strengthening the value chain of the beans and pulses is established.

In 2022-23 FY, Myanmar exported 1662353 tons of various beans and pulses worth over 1200m USD, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

black gram beans, green grams, pigeon peas, yellow pigeon peas, green peas, dew gram, split bengal grams, red lentils, soybeans and black eye peas are mainly cultivated in Myanmar and exported for the time being.

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