Myanmar Agricultural Sector Review Investment Strategy: Volume I - Sector Review

31 Jan 2004


International experience has led to a renewed focus on the agriculture sector as the engine for broad-based economic growth. Compared to any other sector within an economy, growth in agriculture productivity has been recognized to be pro-poor; having a direct role in raising real incomes of the rural poor, and thus reducing poverty. This implies that in a sector such as agriculture, which requires relatively high public investments, strategically formulated interventions and policies conducive to growth could significantly contribute to the overall poverty alleviation of a country. This is especially true in a country such as Myanmar where a major proportion of the population is still rural.

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