Brief Information on Myanmar Rice Industry


Myanmar Rice Policy is to ensure the food security and nutrition security of the national peoples. Myanmar adopts both extensive and intensive means to boost the productivity and to meet the growing demands for higher quality rice. Myanmar Rice Policies are set in the frame of market economic practices and are in line with national objective of restoring Myanmar as the major rice exporter in global market.

More than 70% of the population of Myanmar reside in rural areas and are closely connected with rice industry. Therefore, Myanmar Rice Policies are formulated to enhance the socio-economic development of rural rice farming families.

Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) is responsible for ensuring the sustainable development of Myanmar rice sector, promoting and advocating the welfare of all the stakeholders and exercising better coordination, effective and efficient implementation of rice policies laid down by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Given Myanmar’s implicit adaption of Supply Chain, Value Chain Management coupled with Public Private Partnerships as key drivers, it is optimistic that Myanmar is steadfastly improving its production levels and (re)establish itself as a major force in the international rice market.


Very rich in natural and human resources, having possessed the strategic location in South East Asia with green and clean environment, Myanmar possesses high potentials for trade and investment. The Government of Myanmar has introduced macroeconomic and industrial reforms to be in accordance with international practices, making Myanmar one of the most reliable, vibrant and promising business hubs in Asia.

Myanmar white rice is being exported to Japan, EU Countries, Indonesia, PR China, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, African countries and Middle Eastern countries. Myanmar white rice is very famous for its unique characteristics such as food safety and exquisite natural taste as the national usage of farm chemicals is very minimal.

Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) welcomes traders and investors from international community to collaborate and cooperate with Myanmar rice business entrepreneurs in various sectors of Myanmar rice industry.


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