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Project
GCP/MYA/012/ITA - Support to the immediate rehabilitation of farming, coastal fisheries and aquaculture livelihoods in the cyclone Nargis-affected Areas of Myanmar
Project classifiers
GCP, Seeds, plant genetic resources, Food security
Summary text
The Project aims at Sustainable improvements in household food production, nutritional status and income generating activities among households and communities comprising landless, marginal and small-scale farmers and fishers in the cyclone-affected townships of Bogale, Labutta and Pyapon.
Full description

Sustainable improvements in household food production, nutritional status and income generating activities among households and communities comprising landless, marginal and small-scale farmers and fishers in the cyclone-affected townships of Bogale, Labutta and Pyapon.

Outputs and activities:

The outcome is anticipated to be achieved through four major outputs:

Output 1: Impoverished rural communities mobilised to benefit from improved agricultural support services.
This is envisaged to be produced by strengthening implementing partners and CBOs and by training of service providers and community leaders.  

Output 2: Enhanced long-term productivity of land, reduced food insecurity, and improved household nutritional status of impoverished farming communities;
This will be achieved mainly by provision of seed of improved local varieties of rice, pulses and other crops, and farm tools and equipment; transfer of improved technologies through the implementation of Farmer Field Schools (FFS); adoption of improved farming systems; formation and strengthening of farmers’ groups;  establishment of revolving funds and matching contribution; training.  

Output 3: Sustained coastal, estuarine, riverine and inland fishing practices adopted, improved quality of fish and shrimp products, and improved household nutritional status of impoverished fishing communities;
Fishing boat design and construction will be improved through capacity building of local boat builders and carpenters; fish and shrimp hatcheries will be rehabilitated; improved techniques will be transferred through training of small-scale fishers and fish farmers.

Output 4:  Effective & co-ordinated agriculture (crops, livestock fisheries and forestry) sector recovery; Needs assessments will be undertaken to guide the work and inputs of the project; information on the project and its mission will be disseminated; technical assistance will be provided to Government institutions and to national and international agencies through existing co-ordinating mechanisms; contributions will be made to the development of medium-term livelihood rehabilitation plans through these mechanisms and effective management of ESFSP.

Project duration
Jun 2009 - Dec 2011
Project budget
2,785,515 USD
AGP Contact
Osborn Thomas Arthur, Senior Officer, Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP), Room C716, Tel. (0039) 06570 55407, Fax. (0039) 06570 56347
Project partner information

Adventist Development and Relief Agency & Myanmar Heart Development Organization (ADRA/MHDO); Mingalar Myanmar (MM); Relief International (RI).

Project website
Osborn Thomas Arthur, Senior Officer, Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP), Room C716, Tel. (0039) 06570 55407, Fax. (0039) 06570 56347
Geografic reference
Myanmar