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Agricultural mechanization in the dry zone

This research highlight evaluates the extent of agricultural mechanization in four townships in Myanmar’s Dry Zone. It provides evidence that rapid mechanization is underway. Mechanical land preparation is now commonplace, due to thriving machine…

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Quantifying the cost and benefits of ending hunger and undernutrition: Examining the differences among alternative approaches

This brief examines estimates produced by several recent model simulations and frameworks that focus on the cost of ending hunger as well as progress toward other development goals—estimates that range from US$7 billion to US$265 billion per year. The…

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Ten years of technological change in dry zone agriculture

This report outlines recent (2007-2017) changes in agricultural practices for the main field crops grown in Myanmar’s Dry Zone, based on information gathered from the Rural Economy and Agriculture Dry Zone (READZ) survey. Myanmar’s Dry Zone is a vast…

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Supply side evidence of Myanmar’s growing agricultural mechanization market

Recent evidence suggests that the mechanization of agriculture is proceeding rapidly in areas of Myanmar close to the country’s major city, Yangon, as farmers- driven by the need to remain profitable in the face of labor shortages and rising wage…

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Ending hunger: What would it cost?

We are at a major turning point in history. For the first time ever the world has committed to ending hunger. Not to reduce or halve it—but to end hunger. When world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, they…

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