Fostering Agricultural Revitalization in Myanmar Project
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Fostering Agricultural Revitalisation in Myanmar Project
This project is designed to introduce regional and global best practices in sustainable and scalable smallholder agriculture and rural development across Myanmar's central dry zone. It supports land consolidation and development, productive infrastructure, agricultural and business services, the flow of knowledge and capacity-building to promote an inclusive development model in this area.
The project has two components:
- Agricultural infrastructure development, contributing to the ongoing expansion of irrigated areas under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and to smallholder farmers' empowerment – particularly in relation to the operation and maintenance of irrigation schemes
- Agricultural and business services, with a focus on investing in knowledge so that rural households have access services and technologies enabling them to improve their productive and economic activities; and financing the sustainable growth of rural micro-businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises.
In line with the government's request, the project area consists of the command areas of six irrigation schemes in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory comprising more than 87,000 acres within five townships. It also covers 25,000 acres of rainfed lowlands and uplands located around these townships.
The target group consists of poor rural women and men in the project area, including those in the command areas of the irrigation schemes, those with landholdings only in rainfed areas, and poor landless people who are interested in investing in rural micro-businesses. Households headed by women and members of ethnic minority groups will receive priority in planning and implementation.