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Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association

About MFPEA

History

Myanmar is the largest country on mainland South-East Asia with a total land area of 676,577 sq.km and a coastline of 2,832 km. The population is 51.4 million. The country shares total international borders of 5,858 km with Bangladesh and India on the north-west, China on the north-east and Loas and Thailand on the south-east. It is dynamic crossroad linking South East Asia, Western China (Yunnan) and the India sub-continent and is an economic gateway to a potential vast market of round about two billion consumers as well as sub-regional economic nodal links. Myanmar is primarily still an agricultural country with agriculture contributing approximately 36.4% if GDP in the year 2011-2012. Most of the manufacturing activities are also agricultural based and among these, the food industry enjoys the highest share at approximately 63% of total registered industries. The government of Myanmar realizes that due to the geographic location, demand potential, availability of raw materials and human resources, the food sector is seen as one of the most promising sectors for not only domestic industrial development but also for export growth. The Myanmar Agro Based Food Processors & Exporters Association was founded on 21st August 2006 with the aim of developing the food industry of the country. The Food Industries Development Supporting Laboratory has also been established since 2009 for the evaluation and standardization of food products. The name of the association has also been changed to Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association since 11th May 2012, to cover all food sectors.

Objectives

  • Achieve all round productivity increase through systematic development of production capabilities of local food processors.
  • Work towards the improvement of local quality standard in line with international levels leading to the development of wide spread value added quality products which can effectively compete in the local and international markets.
  • Increase the contribution of processed foods sector in export promotion and import substitution through development of international level high quality value added products.
  • Aid local food industries in penetration, sales, marketing and expansion of international markets.
  • Aid local food processors in new product development through knowledge, technology, quality and markets competencies.
  • Improve supply chain management of raw material suppliers, finished goods manufacturers and buyers for faster and easier linkages.
  • Undertake human resource development and information dissemination activities to improve the information and knowledge base of local food processors.
  • To work towards the growth of new enterprises in the food industry for increased business opportunities and skilled work force.
  • To establish market linkages with local and foreign business organizations and associations for cooperation in the areas of knowledge and market access development.

Membership Profile

  • Individual Member

Cottage or home scale food processors

  • Individual Associate Member

Cottage or home scale businesses that are not food processors but are related to and can contribute to the food industry

  • Corporate Member

Small, Medium or Large scale food processors and exporters

  • Corporate Associate Member

Small, Medium or Large scale businesses that are not food processors but are related to and can contribute to the food industry

  • Foreign Member

Foreign Small, Medium or Large scale food processors

  • Foreign Associated Member

Foreign Small, Medium or Large scale businesses that are not food processors but are related to and contribute to the food industry

Organization of the association

The Organization structure of MFPEA has to be strengthened since the food industry in Myanmar is the largest in terms of number of enterprises. 4 Departments, 7 Committees and 12 Sector Specific Groups have been formed to effectively and efficiently undertake the activities of association.

The Departments and Committees

  • The Technology Development
  1. Research & Development and Technology Committee
  2. Legal Committee
  3. Human Resource Development Committee
  • The Operations Department
  1. Marketing Committee
  2. Public Relations Committee
  3. Business Development Advisory Committee
  • The Administration & Finance Department
  1. Administration & Finance Committee
  2. Fund Raising Committee
  3. Information and Communications Technology Committee
  • The food Industries Development Supporting Laboratory

The Sector Specific Groups

The Association consists of the following Sector Specific Groups;

  • Grains and Pulses
  • Edible
  • Coffee, Tea and Beverages
  • Confectionery and Snacks
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Supporting Industries
  • Others

How the Association Can Help You

  • Access to all food processors and exporters in Myanmar
  • Access to various food products manufactured in Myanmar for domestic purchase or export
  • Access to information on Myanmar food sectors
  • Access to various food, quality and hygiene related regulations, technologies, and opportunities
  • Access to wide scope of human resource development training courses
  • Access to advertisement and marketing to food processors and exporters in Myanmar
  • Access to a Public Relations Committee to aid members in their business operations
  • Access to a Business Advisory Committee to aid members in business development and export
  • Access to local and international trade fairs, exhibitions and seminars
  • Access to local and international government bodies, associations organizations and companies
  • Access to local and international markets and buyers

For Further Information

Please contact

  • 7th Flr, UMFCCI Office Tower No.29, Min Ye Kyaw Swar Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon.
  • mfpea.office@gmail.com
  • Tel:9512300376