Myanmar Agri Economist Wins D.L.Umali Achievement Award

A distinguished agricultural economist from Myanmar, Tin Htut Oo, will be conferred the Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award for Agricultural Development on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the DL Umali Auditorium, SEARCA headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.

Mr. Tin Htut Oo was responsible for establishing Myanmar’s Agricultural Market Information Service and initiated the country’s “New Vision for Agricultural and Economic Policy” under the former authoritarian regime. He later founded the Myanmar Agricultural Network to promote the “New Vision in Agriculture for the New Myanmar.

The awardee will give a lecture titled “Disruptive Innovation for Transformational Agricultural Development in Myanmar: Empowering Smallholder Farmers to Become Agribusiness Entrepreneurs.” (SEARCA Press Release)

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