1. Business Plan Summary

A. Production

The company will work with farmers especially in the Irrawaddy, Bago and Southerb Shan areas. The potential number of farmers is likely to be 15-20,000 when in full production, but it might or might not be with the same farmers each year. The company has the option, depending on circumstances, of having the product delivered to a central site or collected from the farm gate.

The company is expecting to diversify into other crops if they are synergistic with cassava. A University will be established within the area to provide a full educational system for rural communities including in all aspects of agriculture.

High quality cassava flour and starch is increasingly becoming an important products as the flour is gluten free which demands a premium pricing.

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B. Processing

The minimal processing on or off the farm will be chipping and drying cassava plants to produce cassava chips which can be traded and exported. The financial payment will depend on the degree of processing, volume and quality.

Tint Tint Myanmar Agriculture believes it is in the farmers and country's best interest to further process the roots to flour or starch ie add value, to substantially increase the export value of the crop. The company is working to secure processing facilities. This is likely to be of European origin. There will be a need to train staff to run and maintain the specialized processing facilities.

Farm Acres & Locations

No. Farm Name Farm Acre Location Remark
 1.  Nyaung-Hna-Pin  Unknown  Yangon Division  Farmer
 2.  Nyaung-Hna-Pin  Unknown  Yangon Division  MOU
 3.  Twantay   Unknown  Yangon Division  MOU
 4.  Hsig-Khung  Unknown  South Shan State  JV
 5.  Hsig-Khung  Unknown  South Shan State  Rental

 

Nyaung Hna Pin Farm

Twantay Farm

Hsig Khung Farm

C. Logistics

The transport of the crop from the farm to the processing or consolidation hub requires a fleet of trucks, and while this can be assumed by the company to be sourced, it is potentially a bottle neck to achieving the level of exports required. In addition, there is the need to package and truck the product to the port for sea transport.
These logistics will limit where cassava can be grown and also the cost of transport will impact the financial viability. The availability of a contractor with sufficient and appropriate transport equipment could also impact the viability of this company and the whole Myanmar cassava industry.

D. Corporate Management

Tint Tint Myanmar Agriculture will be overseen by an International Board with two major divisions, one for production and the other for processing. Strong cloud accounting and control systems will be in place, serviced by experienced management teams.
The unique development will be field officers to connect with farmers to give support and give advice from agronomy to finance. The company will work closely with the Ministry of Agriculture through the MOU.

Objectives

This project is supported by Ministry of Agriculture which is a new sustainable Cassava Industry. The project will be benefited to Myanmar and all the small land holders. And, rural communities involved will have their lively hood improve.