Roadmap for Myanmar’s seed sector 2017 – 2020
This Road Map has been developed by the Myanmar Agriculture Network, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), the private seed sector and international development organizations. It was extensively discussed in two rounds of feedback and during the National Seed Workshop on 30 August 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw.
The Road Map builds on a number of studies and policy documents that were formulated in the last two years, which were commissioned or supported by organizations like: ADB, FAO, IFPRI, IRRI, MALI, the Netherlands Mission and USAID1. The documents describe the wider policy context, strategic directions forward, as well as the practical problems as faced by seed companies and seed growers on the ground.
This Road Map highlights the achievements made so far and the challenges encountered by Myanmar’s seed sector stakeholders. The Road Map looks at both the public sector and private sector and the interaction and collaboration between the two. The main purpose of the Road Map is to come to a joint, strategic agenda for the 2017-2020 period that describes the steps needed to transform the current sector into a vibrant, competitive seed sector, able to cater for the diverse needs of Myanmar’s farmers.
The Road Map is structured as follows: First, the current state of Myanmar’s seed sector is analysed; the current scale of operations, quality and the policy environment. The main opportunities and challenges are derived from this overview. Secondly, a vision with the key objectives of the Road Map is presented; including the focus and scope. After that, the main thrust of the Road Map is highlighted, which is a list of SMART-ly formulated action points. Lastly, the modalities are proposed for guiding the implementation process; the oversight and progress monitoring structures, as well as the facilitation support and its financing.