To ameliorate farmers’ knowledge and competences in rural areas
2406 farmers, 41 rural villages
Ministry of agriculture, Department of Social Welfare (DSW), local Communities, Metta Development Foundation
PIME foundation, CEI, OBOS
The project, started up since 2006, aims to promote an ecological and sustainable agricultural development, in rural areas of Shan States.
In order to reach this goal we’re providing different agricultural trainings:
- Mid and long term crops
- Cultivation technologies
- Agriculture mechanization
We’re doing this through the methodology of Farmer Field School. Through the development of model farms farmers are being trained through direct examples.
During last few years we’ve pointed a lot about land management and ownership, lots of farmers didn’t have property certificate of lands they were cultivating and in 2018 the ministry of Agriculture identified this as a major challenges in its own strategic plan. Land tenure is an important topic for our training, in order to fight land grabbing and make farmers the legal owners of their lands.
For this reason we’re providing specific trainings in which villagers are defining villages’ maps and lands ownership, acting as a bridge among villagers and institutions for their certifications of ownership.
Myanmar is a predominantly rural country: most of population(72%) lives in rural areas and agriculture and related activities still are main income sources.
Agriculture developed way less than other countries in the same area, as China, Vietnam or Laos, while the potential of natural resources is very high.
Myanmar main challenges in agricultural field are following: lack of extensive agriculture, few agricultural associations, lack of infrastructures.
Cultivated lands are the 16,7% of the total territory, and on the 2/3 of cultivable lands are for rice growing and agricultural mechanization is still at the beginning.
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