Pulses in Myanmar

Myanmar beans and pulses primarily consist of black Matpe, Green Mung, Toor whole, kidney beans and cow pea beans. India is the largest importer of Myanmar’s beans and pulses accounting for 80 percent of all imports. Beans and pulses in Myanmar are normally grown immediately after the harvest of the main rice paddy crop in the delta region. They are also grown as a monsoon crops in the central plains. About 70 percent of all pulses are grown during the winter season with yields ranging between 0.7-1.3 MT/hectare. Pulses, beans and sesame seeds export of Myanmar is the second highest among the global counterparts and the highest among the South East Asian countries.