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• Aquaculture in Transition: Value Chain Transformation, Fish and Food Security in Myanmar

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  • Belton, Ben
  • Hein, Aung
  • Htoo, Kyan
  • Kham, L. Seng
  • Nischan, Ulrike
  • Reardon, Thomas
  • Boughton, Duncan

Fish farming (aquaculture) is important to Myanmar’s food security and is developing and transforming quickly. This study presents findings from a new field survey of the farmed fish value chain that is more detailed and broader than any previous study conducted in Myanmar. Many of our findings are at odds with what we perceive as conventional wisdom about fish farming in Myanmar. The findings have important policy implications to unlock the sector’s full growth potential and food security contributions.

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Paper provided by Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics in its series Food Security International Development Working Papers with number 230981.

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Date of creation: Dec 2015
Handle: RePEc:ags:midiwp:230981
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  1. Mamun-Ur-Rashid, M. & Belton, B. & Phillips, M. & Rosentrater, K.A., 2013. "Improving aquaculture feed in Bangladesh: From feed ingredients to farmer profit to safe consumption," Working Papers, The WorldFish Center, number 40218.
  2. Rammohan, Anu & Pritchard, Bill, 2014. "The Role of Landholding as a Determinant of Food and Nutrition Insecurity in Rural Myanmar," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 597-608.
  3. Haggblade, Steven & Boughton, Duncan, 2013. "A Strategic Agricultural Sector and Food Security Diagnostic for Myanmar," Food Security International Development Working Papers 161372, Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.
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