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3rd RubberPlant Summit

13-16 Mar, 2013 - Yangon, MYANMAR

PARKROYAL Yangon

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13 Mar, 2013 - Wednesday

Optional Workshop :

 

A-Z of SITE Assessment for
Plantations Myanmar


"Soil Assessment & Agronomic Specificities to Raise Yield"

 

09:00

How to assess and evaluate site conditions in Myanmar?

CIAT (Int Center for Tropical Agriculture)
10:00

How to choose the suitable crops (rubber, oil palm, cassava, etc.) in term of soils and climates?

- How to establish the plantation appropriately?
- Training & Development - localization of staffing
- Sourcing of right planting materials - both quality and availability.
- Challenges of costing
- Infrastructure development within plantation including irrigation
- Introduction of mechanization from land development to planting to harvesting

CIAT (Int Center for Tropical Agriculture)
12:00

Discussion followed by Lunch

14:00

How to use the best agronomic practices

- Evaluate the soils & climate assessment for crops suitability in specific agro-ecological zones) in Myanmar and other parts of region
- landscape consideration (flat or slope),
-irrigation, infrastructure

CIAT (Int Center for Tropical Agriculture)
16:00

How many agro-ecological zones in Myanmar?

- What are the challenging and opportunities in large scale plantations?
-Lessons learn from other regions? How can farm productivity be improved?
technical issues on planting crops rather than economic or political issues.
- crop production , protection and natural resource conservation approaches
- minimum / zero tillage
- crop protection and natural resource conservation approaches
- developments in farming implements

CIAT (Int Center for Tropical Agriculture)
17:00

Final Discussion. End of Workshop

 

Expert Leader:

Non-conference attendee: USD995
Conference attendee: USD795

14 Mar, 2013 - Thursday
09:00

Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

Green Asia Global Corporation
09:05

Opening Remark

09:15

New Myanmar Land Laws & Opportunities for Rubber Plantations

Mr. Kyaw Htay, Assistant Manager, Settlement & Land Record Dept
Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation
09:35

Current Situation of Rubber Plantation and Production in Myanmar

- Agronomic practices
- Costs of establishment
- Yield production and quality: Mon, Kachin, Kayin & Shan state

Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation
10:10

Foreign Investment Law & Privatization Process for Agri-Investment in Myanmar

Polastri Wint & Partners
10:40

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:10

Designated Forest Land and Forest Plantation Development

- Growing rubber in marginal/forest land
- Rubber wood industry

Mr. Min Zaw Oo, Staff Officer - Planning & Statistics Division, Forest Dept
Ministry of Forestry
11:40

Developing Rubber on a Commercial Scale in Dawei: Opportunities & Challenges for Investors

- Plans to develop Dawei as an agri-investment corridor
- Choosing the right clone
- Processing and logistics challenges

Dawei Rubber Planters & Producers Association
12:10

Structuring a Rubber Project: Government Lease Fees, Joint Venture, and Tax Considerations

- When obtaining land from the Government for a rubber project, what are the economic terms?
- Is a local partner legally required? Can a rubber investment be 100% foreign owned?
- If you use a local party to supply the land, how would the joint venture be structured?
- What happens when the foreign shareholder wants to transfer the project to a third party?
- Which taxes apply to a rubber project, and how can profit be extracted in a tax efficient manner?

12:40

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00

Chairman’s Remarks

14:10

Global Outlook for Rubber as a Commodity Crop & Price Movement for 2013

14:40

Economic Feasibility of Intercropping Rubber with Cassava

- Biofuel production plan for Cambodia
- Market for cassava as biofuel crop in Cambodia
- Domestic demand and export capacity of rubber in Cambodia
- Issues and challenges of intercropping rubber with cassava

Green Asia Global Corporation
15:10

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

15:40

Assessing Ecosystem Services in Rubber Plantations: From Flux Measurements to Life-Cycle Assessment Approach

- Carbon sequestration in rubber plantation
- Indicator of soil biodiversity in rubber plantations
- Impact of climate change on the functioning of rubber plantations
- Development of LCA approach to assess the environmental impact of rubber plantations

CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement)
16:10

Genetic Modification of Plant Traits using Novel Gene Silencing Technology named "CRES-T"

- Genetic modification of tropical plants
- Isolation of useful factors that confer tolerance to environmental stresses
- Strategies of molecular breeding for tropical plants.

16:40

Discussion followed by end of Day 1

17:00

Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

17:00 - 18:00

15 Mar, 2013 - Friday
09:10

Systems to Overcome Tapper Shortage and Reduce Production Costs

09:40

Investment Opportunities for Rubber in the Philippines

  • Status of Philippine Rubber Industry
  • Socio-economic value
  • Impact of rubber in the Philippine Agriculture
  • Targets based on the National Rubber Road Map
  • Synergy of Philippine Government and Myanmar and other countries for Rubber

National Agribusiness Corporation (NABCOR)
10:10

Young Bud Root Trainer System - An Advanced Propagation Technique in Rubber

- Materials & methodology
- Savings & advantages over conventional method

Cheerakuzhy Young Bud Root Trainer Rubber Nursery
10:40

Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:10

Status & Quality of Myanmar’s Natural Rubber

E.F.R Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Ever Flow River)
11:40

Social License to Operate, Environmental and Corporate Due Diligence Issues in the Myanmar Plantation Sector

- Update of trends on land, transparency, human rights frameworks & community considerations
- Overview of agri-business guidance from the National Sustainable Development Strategy
- Land use change issues for rubber and palm oil plantations
- Factors for consideration in improving social license for plantations

12:10

Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:30

End of Conference

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