Department of New Genetics
To develop, adopt and disseminate suitable technologies for enhancement of agricultural production, productivity, post-harvest loss reduction, value addition, human resource development and employment generation through agrarian skill development for sustainable food, nutritional and livelihood security of Myanmar.
ACARE shall benefit all the stakeholders of Myanmar agriculture through enhancement in agricultural production and productivity, enhancing agricultural income, improved employment opportunities and creating a pool of skilled agricultural scientists and managers.
(1) Development and adoption of rice technology, standardization of seed production technology and farmer’s participatory seed production
(2) Breeding for Climate Smart Rice (CSR) utilizing marker assisted selection for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, rice bio fortification with iron, zinc and pro-vitamin A
(3) Pre-breeding and participatory breeding for enhancing genetic efficiency and genetic diversity
Dr. Than Myint Tun
Head of Department
Ph.D. (Bioresource Science), Kobe University