Save and harvest more
Prosperity for all!
A data-led agritech revolution is transforming the lives of Myanmar’s farmers
The country’s agri-tech startups share a vision—turning data from the fields into insights for better crop yields.
Smallholder Agri-Tech Business Models
Government, NGO, and business leaders typically see great promise for digital tools to empower smallholder value chains and make them more efficient and profitable for farmers.
WITH TUN YAT, EVERYONE CAN BE PROSPEROUS!
Established in 2017, Tun Yat (means “tilling the land” in Burmese) is an agri-tech service provider operating across service hubs in Myanmar. Although Myanmar is a significantly agrarian nation, the unfortunate fact is that the majority of farmers in our country cannot afford to either buy or rent farm machinery for improving productivity.
Tun Yat fills this gap by providing affordable mechanization as an on-demand service. Simply put, we follow an Uber-for-Tractor model by sourcing a standardized fleet of tractors and harvesters operated by John Deere certified drivers. Our operation hubs reach out to service farmers and their communities across various regions in Myanmar, namely Hinthada (Ayeyarwaddy), Magway, Shan State, Mudon (Mon State), and Yangon.
In addition to this, we remain committed to improving the quality and sustainability of local food production and nutrition among our people. In the current situation, a substantial portion of local crops is sold raw as they are by rural farmers and our local people do not have enough local food products that fulfill their nutrition needs. Farmers continue to require further knowledge, investment, technology, and market assistance to add value to the crops they sell. Tun Yat has worked with its partners in food development initiatives using local products (chicken and fish porridge, cereal cookies, and energy bars) to help solve this. We aim to educate vulnerable youth and women farmer communities in our operation hubs to step into and contribute their efforts to this goal of fulfilling nutrition.
Farming-as-a-Service – Tun Yat’s service to provide final market linkage between “growers” and “buyers” and the provision of premium inputs – eliminates the hassle of notorious price brokers, giving farmers an affordable, efficient, and reliable service for their farming.
Looking forward, the team here at Tun Yat envision Myanmar as a properly nourished nation where our food-producing farmers and their communities will have sustainable livelihoods.
Through collaboration with Community Partners International (CPI) and HEKS-EPER, Tun Yat has developed several food products in 2021
Shal Kaung Instant porridge – a convenient yet highly nutritious meal that comes with chicken and fish options.
Bake N Bite - a series of oat cookies developed with locally sourced groundnuts and beans.