The Government of Myanmar has requested ADB's support to draft an Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS). So far, several plans and strategies have been prepared for Myanmar by development partners, civil society, and the Government. As such, there is a need to harmonize the existing documents into a coherent and consistent framework, and thus develop an ADS and an investment plan that reflects the overall priorities of the Government. The new document will also highlight the needs of the sector, and identify opportunities and targeted interventions to maximize the comparative and competitive advantages of Myanmar in the agriculture sector. The ADS is linked to the regional agriculture value chain strategic framework prepares under this Technical Assistance (TA). The outcome supports the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) in the design, update, and implementation of its second five-year agricultural development plan (2016/17-2020/21).
Asian Development Bank
The Specialist from ACI prepares and consolidates the agriculture and food security strategy and investment plan. As part of the process, the Specialist undertakes stocktaking of existing documents from the Government, civil society, and development partners; conducts assessment of institutions related to agricultural development; and consults with MOALI staff, key stakeholders, and agencies involved in the agriculture sector. The Specialist works closely with the Department of Planning of MOALI during the preparation of these documents.
Detailed Tasks and Expected Output
The specialist has the responsibilities to: