BUSINESS – Bringing Burma’s beans up to scratch

Burma’s bean growers are being given guidance to bring the country’s exports up to scratch for the European market. While the EU has granted Burma inclusion in its Generalised System of Preferences, its high standards in terms of fertiliser use, storage, and harvesting processes mean Burma’s low-priced beans often fall short. Training has begun in Rangoon Division and will continue in central Burma, the country’s main bean producing region, reports Myanmar Business Today. Last year’s sea and border exports were worth US$46.66 million and $2.78 million respectively.