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Characterisation of farming systems in Central Myanmar

Robert Farquharson, T Ramilan, S THAR, Shwe Mar Than, Nay Myo Aung

61st Annual Conference of the Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society | The Australian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society | Published : 2017

Abstract

Agricultural production is considered to be poor and the use of fertilisers very low in Central Myanmar. In the Lower Dry Zone typical farming systems comprise monsoon and irrigated dry season crops, principally rice and maize but also legumes (pulses) and other crops. The formulation of effective policies requires information on how different management options affect the complex issues across farming systems. There is substantial diversity within among smallholder farming systems. In conducting objective research for development, data from local expert knowledge, focus group discussions, farmer surveys and published reports are used to conduct multi-variate analysis for development of farm..

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