Deal #352

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Kayin, Myanmar (Burma)

Target country
Myanmar

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
0
Size in operation (production, in ha)
0
Comment on land area
pure CF (2015) they signed a treaty in 2005 allowing Thai farmers to 120,000 acres of land

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Food crops

Nature of the deal

Comment on nature of the deal
D (NO LAND TRANSFER)

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2005] Concluded (Oral Agreement)
Comment on negotiation status
agreement for contract farming between the Burmese and Thai Governments over 120000 acres in Karen state

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2005] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
(2016) In 2009, the government allowed export through Thailand duty free and in 2010 it was reported by their Ministry of Agriculture that contract farming was the least successful in Burma because they did not want Thai traders to trade with ethnic groups. Although it is not stated if the said deal is already operational or if the information was gathered through interviews and feasibility studies or if because the deal is already operational and the information was gained through experience.

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
48562

Number of jobs for foreigners created

Jobs created (foreign)
Yes
Comment on jobs created (foreign)
the deal allows thai farmers to cultivate up to 120,000 acres

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-06-01

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Bean, Cassava (Maniok), Corn (Maize), Sugar Cane

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Country 1
Thailand

Overall comment

Overall comment
The deal is more of the policy allowing Thai farmers to farm up to 120,000 of land in Myanmar than the actual deal itself

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