Myanmar’s economy was one of the fastest-growing national economies from 2015 to 2018, yet this growth halted in 2020. Measures undertaken to contain the spread of COVID-19 have caused significant disruptions in the food, land, and water systems in Myanmar, posing severe risks to food, nutrition, and water security, local businesses, and national economies. Farmers have been forced to adopt risky and unsustainable coping mechanisms to buffer the COVID-19 shock.
Leveraging the significant resources CGIAR has within target countries, researchers working through the CGIAR COVID-19 Hub are engaging with governments and other national partners in Myanmar and elsewhere to respond to country demands for innovative and evidence-based solutions for emergency response and recovery.
CGIAR COVID-19 Hub research priorities:
Expected research outputs:
Learn more about CGIAR COVID-19 Hub work in Myanmar.
Learn more about CGIAR COVID-19 Hub work in other focus countries:
 Boughton, D., Goeb, J., Lambrecht, I., Headey, D., Takeshima, H., Mahrt, K., Masias, I., Goudet, S., Ragasa, C., Maredia, M.K., Minten, B., Diao, X., 2021. Impacts of COVID-19 on agricultural production and food systems in late transforming Southeast Asia: The case of Myanmar. Agricultural Systems 188.