Agriculture is key to the development of Myanmar, the poorest country in Southeast Asia. Dryland cereals and grain legumes can play important roles in improving the livelihoods of farmers, especially in the Dry Central Zone.

34% - Population of Myanmar living on less that US$ 1.25 a day

10% - Share of Myanmar's territory considered semi-arid

1,200 kg/ha - Average pigeonpea yield in Myanmar, highest among pigeonpea producing countries


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