Our story

AUGUST 2018
We’re on! We have an office and an official “bokashi yard”. That means you’ll soon be able to come visit us, see how to make bokashi from organic waste, and sit down with us over a cup of tea and talk about how we can help you get started in your community, project or urban farm. Looking forward to it!
We’re in North Dagon, an hour by bus (on a good day) from downtown Yangon. A nice, quiet spot in a leafy suburban area, just off the Bo Hmu Ba Too Road, just a few minutes up the road from our colleagues at Kokkoya Organics. The address is in the “About” section above, but send us a message to check if we’re there.
We’ve started up production of our bokashi bran and will soon have EM and bokashi available to sell. We’ll be arranging workshops in due course, so watch this space…

JULY 2018

As promised, we’re starting up! Hoping to organise our bokashi yard soon (so you can come and see what we’re doing), package up some products for sale and start our first projects. More info soon. Meanwhile, please enjoy the film we’ve made to tell our story!
JUNE 2018
We’re starting up soon! Small scale, and we have a lot to learn, but as of July we’ll be in Myanmar and working to start up our projects in Yangon and Mandalay. We don’t have any official base yet (let us know if you know of a site that would make a great bokashi yard!) but we are onto it. And really looking forward to making this happen, at last.
Get in touch if you’d like to meet us!

MAY 2018

Bokashi Myanmar is up and running! We had a great response from our research trip in March and April this year, and everything points to bokashi having a good future in Myanmar. So we are going to make it happen.

Read more: Great progress

We start for real in July this year. As yet we have no fixed location or products available for sale, but that will be the next step.

We are currently running a number of test projects and these are giving us valuable information about how to develop our project.

As far as the actual bokashi process goes we have years of experience, but in terms of doing bokashi in Myanmar many things are different — so we’re taking it all step by step.

Please follow us on Facebook and on our website www.bokashimyanmar.com to see how it’s all unfolding. We have some interesting and exciting years ahead of us. And please send us a message if you’d like to get in touch!

/Bokashi Myanmar team

 

MARCH 2018

In late 2017 we decided to start a project to help make bokashi part of daily life in Myanmar.

We’re a team of five, two guys from Myanmar (Inda and Dipa), and three women — Diana from Germany, Stefania from Belgium, and Jenny from Sweden.

Read more: Why Myanmar?

Bokashi is all about making food waste, any form of organic waste really, part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Bokashi makes fabulous soil. And with healthy, living soil, you can easily grow nutritious fruit, herbs and vegetables — even on street corners.

It’s still very early days for our project. But we’re getting it off to a good start now in March and April this year. The five of us are gathering up in Myanmar to find out answers to as many of our questions as possible. How and where are we going to run this project? What are the best conditions for making it work? How should we organize the setup and what resources and contacts do we need?

The need is obvious: Myanmar has very poor soil in the cities and food security and climate change are very real issues in this part of the world. Organic waste is on every street corner, every home, every field. Bokashi and EM are great methods, important tools for the future, and we have some years of experience in how they work in Europe. Much of that can be translated to any country; bokashi is already used in every country in the world, but the word needs to spread faster and far further than it is now. It needs to get real.

We’re thinking that education, hands-on demonstrations and a lot of inspiration and relentless effort will be the key to making it happen.

The challenge now will be to put all this into action, in a country which is one of the most marvelous in the world, but certainly one of the more challenging.

Join us on our journey!

/Jenny, Diana, Stefi, Inda, Dipa, Aye

 

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Why Myanmar?

It’s a country we all love, for good reason. But it has it’s fair share of problems. Why did we choose to do this bokashi project in Myanmar? Read more here…