Thesis / Dissertation

Development of a decision support framework to assist with fertilizer decisions in Myanmar

So Pyay Thar, Robert Farquharson (ed.)

Published : 2021

Abstract

Myanmar is an agricultural country with substantial development potential, having abundance of land, water and labor resources. Despite this, agricultural productivity in Myanmar is low and smallholder farm profits and incomes are amongst the lowest in Asia. Many reports have documented that the underperformance of crops and low yield is mainly due to the low use of fertilizers by smallholders in Myanmar. Fertilizer application is an important strategy in increasing crop yield. However, determining the “Right Rate” at the “Right Time” is challenging to achieve economic, social and environmental goals. Many decision support tools (DSTs) have been developed to support farmers in making bette..

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