Case study

Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement in the ginger global value chain from Myanmar

Myanmar is the seventh largest producer of ginger in the world and it has a high potential to expand its exports. Cultivation of ginger represents a major cash crop for smallholders and a source of income for individuals in rural areas, such as in South Shan, where the majority of Myanmar’s ginger is grown.

This case study was conducted as part of the Vision Zero Fund (VZF) Myanmar project, and it provides an overview and analysis of the ginger supply chain, the drivers and constraints for OSH improvement across all functions of the chain and the opportunities to improve OSH as well as competitiveness.