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      Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP)
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      TCP/MYA/3601
      Improvement of data collection on fisheries and aquaculture production: pilot system for the Yangon Region
      2016
      2018
      250,000
      The project objectives include: Development: better knowledge of the exploitation of fisheries resources and livelihoods of fishing communities, contributing to a more sustainable development of fisheries for food security and poverty alleviation. Medium term: decision making on management, planning fisheries development and national policy on food security and poverty reduction in fishing communities will be based on timely information. Long term: regular provision of reliable information that would allow the sustainable management and development of fisheries resources.
    • TCP/MYA/3606
      Improvement of Tilapia Seed Production and Grow-out Culture Management in Myanmar
      2016
      2018
      204,000
      The proposed TCP would provide technical assistances to Myanmar on introduction of advantaged tilapia strain/breeds, building fish bloodstock management, fish breeding system, hatchery management and culture technique in order to resolve the key issues in every step of tilapia production procedure.
    • TCP/MYA/3505
      Promoting an Integrated Home Garden and School Garden Approach for food and nutrition security in Myanmar
      2016
      2017
      400,000
      Develop a sustainable, practical and replicable model for (1) a community-based integrated home gardens (combining crop production with small animal raising in dry zone and peri-urban areas ; and (2) school gardens ? Foster a better understanding of the food and nutrition system (from seed to mouth ) by incorporating nutrition considerations in the design of the home garden and school garden models as well as in enhancing the training resource materials and school curricula through incorporation of nutrition ? Strengthen the capacity of relevant staff from agriculture, health and education at provincial and district levels on home gardens and school gardens as well as in good postharvest and small scale food processing techniques; ? Promote nutrition education to families and communities, especially for pregnant women, lactating mothers, infant and young child feeding and to school children; ? Facilitate community development by supporting income generating activities like food processing and generation of a critical mass of farmer leaders; and ? Foster a convergent approach for service delivery to ensure a holistic and comprehensive approach to addressing food insecurity, hunger and under nutrition.
    • TCP/MYA/3602/C1
      TCPF: Formulation of a project proposal on strengthening the capacity of Forest Research Institute
      2016
      2017
      24,000
      By the end of the TCPF assistance, the following outputs are expected: A full-sized project proposal which would aim to develop the following aspects of Myanmar's capacity to have qualified human resource and institutional capacity of the Forest Research Institute (FRI)
    • TCP/MYA/3603/C2
      TCPF: Support to the preparation of a proposal for funding uder GAFSP
      2016
      2017
      62,760
      The purpose of this TCPF is to enable FAO to fulfill this request. The principal expected output from this TCPF is a country proposal for funding under GAFSP based on an agriculture and food security strategic investment plan for Myanmar, to be endorsed by GoRUM and ready for submission to the GAFSP Secretariat in January 2017.
    • TCP/MYA/3605/C4
      TCPF: Agricultural Extension Modernization in Myanmar
      2016
      2017
      51,000
      By the end of the TCPF assistance, the following outputs are expected: A sectorial review report and recommendation on use of information and communication technology to strengthen agricultural extension systems in Myanmar, and proposals to identify aspects of capacity development for agricultural extension in Myanmar.
    • TCP/MYA/3501
      Strengthening Myanmar`s National Forest Monitoring System - Land Use Assessment and Capacity Building
      2015
      2017
      244,000
      - To strengthen database management system of foresst resources - To devevelop up to date land cover status including land cover statistics adn its dynamics, and inventory database - To provide information for forest management
    • TCP/MYA/3504
      Reduction of Post Harvest Losses along the Food Chain in Myanmar
      2015
      2017
      300,000
      To fill the critical gap of capacity development of stakeholders in rice supply chains, to assure safety, maintain quality and reduce the high levels of losses in these chains, through, the implementation of good practice.
    • TCP/MYA/3506
      Emergency assistance to support farmers affected by floods in the Sagaing region
      2015
      2017
      500,000
      To restore the livelihoods of farm households severely affected by the floods in the Sagaing province.
    • TCP/MYA/3502
      Support for animal feeding strategies for improved livestock production in Myanmar
      2014
      2017
      277,000
      The project is consistent with the CPF and emerges from Myanmar TCP priority setting process. This TCP will provide the support required to develop systems to uptake good feeding practices at farm level and to promote the transfer of new technical skills regarding balanced animal feeding and forage conservation. The project addresses critical areas identified in FAO?s strategic framework, in particular, strategic objective: 1. Contribute to eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, and 2. Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fishery in a sustainable manner.
    • TCP/MYA/3503
      TCP Facility
      2014
      2017
      246,609
      TCP Facility
    • Trust Funds
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      OSRO/MYA/601/JPN
      Improvement of Agricultural Livelihoods and Resilience for Conflict Affected Communities in Ethnic M
      2016
      2017
      4,493,146
      The desired impact of this project is that households, communities and state government departments are better prepared for emergencies and are able to respond quicker and recover faster in the context of livelihoods.
    • OSRO/MYA/602/CHA
      Immediate Agriculture Livelihood Assistance to Flood Affected People in Myanmar
      2016
      2017
      1,000,842
      The objective of the project is to provide life-saving food assistance, immediate livelihoods support through creation of assets and restoration of agricultural production through the provision of food, livestock (poultry) and agriculture inputs to flood-affected women, men, girls and boys in Ayeyarwady and Magway
    • OSRO/MYA/501/USA
      Immediate technical assistance to strengthen emergency preparedness for highly pathogenic avian influenze (HPAI)
      2015
      2019
      500,000
      The country's capacity to prevent, detect and respond to zoonotic diseases, especially to those caused by avian influenza viruses or emerging infectious viral agents enhanced
    • GCP /MYA/017/GFF
      Sustainable cropland and forest management in priority agro-ecosystems of Myanmar (FSP)
      2016
      2021
      6,183,028
      To build the capacity of farming and forestry stakeholders to mitigate climate change and improve land condition by adopting climate smart agriculture and sustainable forest management policies and practices
    • GCP /MYA/021/LDF
      FishAdapt: Strengthening the adaptive capacity and resilience of fisheries and aquaculture-dependent livelihoods in Myanmar (PPG)
      2014
      2017
      150,000
      To enable inland and coastal fishery and aquaculture stakeholders to adapt to climate change by understanding and reducing vulnerabilities, piloting new practices and technologies, and sharing information.
    • UNJP/MYA/023/UNJ-GLOBAL
      Myanmar UN-REDD National Programme
      2016
      2020
      0
      REDD+
    • UNJP/MYA/022/OPS
      Improving Farmer Livelihoods in the Dry Zone through Improved Livestock Health, Productivity and Marketing
      2015
      2018
      4,400,000
      Improved institutional capacities to develop policies, and plan and deliver improved animal health and production services to smallholders

    Regional Projects

      Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP)
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      TCP/RAS/3602
      Creating Enabling Environments for Nutrition-Sensitive Food and Agriculture to Address Malnutrition
      2017
      2018
      495,000
      The project aims at reviewing national policy framework and fostering enabling policy environment for production diversification and dietary diversity, especially tapping the potential of highly nutritious and climate-sensitive underutilized crops to address malnutrition in selected countries.
    • TCP/RAS/3603
      Promote scaling-up of innovative rice-fish farming and climate resilient Tilapia pond culture practices for blue growth in Asia
      2017
      2018
      490,000
      The project will develop quality knowledge products on practically proven innovative aquaculture farming practices for sharing among the regional initiative focus countries and will conduct regional/national workshops and farm demonstration for building human capacity of the participating countries in adopting selected aquaculture farming practices and the project will also seek to develop specific regional and national strategy to promote the innovative aquaculture farming practices, which will contribute significantly to sustainable development of aquaculture for blue economic growth in the region.
    • TCP/RAS/3604
      Addressing the 2030 Agenda on climate change and food security through Climate-Smart Agriculture
      2017
      2018
      496,000
      This project will support governments in six focus countries to develop national CSA programmes (and/or integrate CSA priorities into existing plans and programmes), linking CSA investments to NDCs and global climate finance mechanisms, based on regional best practice and knowledge.
    • TCP/RAS/3511
      Regional Initiative Blue Growth - Pilot application of aquaculture planning and management tools for sustainable growth in selected Southeast Asian countries
      2016
      2017
      389,000
      The proposed regional TCP is also a planned regional activity to contribute to the Regional Initiative on Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture for Blue Growth in Asia and the Pacific.
    • TCP/RAS/3512
      Promoting Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Selected Southeast Asian Countries
      2016
      2017
      300,000
      Counterparts have the knowledge and skills to restore degraded forestlands in the project countries using landscape approach through the adoption of FLR in national forest restoration strategies
    • TCP/RAS/3513
      Strengthening the e-Agriculture environment and developing ICT-mediated agricultural solutions for countries in Asia-Pacific
      2016
      2017
      225,000
      This project will address those challenges by adopting a holistic approach that focuses on working with governments to not only develop their national e-Agriculture Strategies but also to support them in implementing some of the high priority ICT for Agriculture interventions already identified in the strategy that hold the most promising potential impact for improved agriculture outcomes in areas such as researcher-farmer-extension agricultural communication, inclusive financial services, market prices access, etc.
    • TCP/RAS/3507
      Building policy capacity towards sustainable livestock sector development
      2015
      2017
      425,000
      To strengtheing livestock sector policy analysis, design and negotiation capacity in ASEAN member countries representing a range of livestock production systems.
    • TCP/RAS/3508
      Strengthening the Capacity of SAARC in the Development, Co-ordination and Monitoring of a Regional Food Security and Nutrition Framework, Strategies and Programmes
      2015
      2017
      474,000
      Effective development of regional food and nutrition security frameworks and their delivery mechanisms through a strengthened SAARC
    • TCP/RAS/3509
      Regional Initiative for Zero Hunger Challenge: Promoting an Integrated Home Garden and School Garden Approach for food and nutrition security in selected Southeast Asian Countries
      2015
      2017
      280,000
      The proposed project will adopt an integrated, multistakeholder and holistic ?plot to pot? food production system that will combine the production of a variety of nutritious vegetables and fruits and small scale livestock such as chickens, ducks and aquaculture toward a more self-reliant provision of school meals. School gardens and nutrition education will be integrated into the school curricula so it becomes an integral part of the teaching and learning process. School-community links to promote shared responsibility between government and communities will be strengthened. Home gardens will help improving the diets of households and nutrition education will contribute to family nutrition.
    • TCP/RAS/3510
      Small-Scale Farmer Inclusion in Organic Agriculture Development through Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS)
      2015
      2017
      362,000
      A regional project for Small-Scale Farmer Inclusion in Organic Agriculture Value Chains through Participatory Guarantee Systems would aim at assisting selected countries where local organic markets are developing and where a PGS would allow more small farmers to benefit from these emerging high value markets.
    • TCP/RAS/3501
      Development of Standards and Scheme for Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) Implementation and Certification in countries of SAARC
      2014
      2017
      479,000
      Development of GAP standards and certification and accreditation systems for horticultural produce in the region and thereby ensuring safe products as well as facilitating trade of such products.
    • TCP/RAS/3502
      Reduction of post-harvest losses in horticultural chains in SAARC Countries
      2014
      2017
      487,000
      At the end of the project, post-harvest losses will be reduced by at least 5 per cent in the chains where good practices are adopted and replicated; losses will be reduced due the adoption of improved bulk packaging in fresh produce supply chains, resulting in better quality and safer produce.
    • TCP/RAS/3506
      Strengthening Forest Tenure for Sustaining Livelihoods and Generating Income
      2014
      2017
      410,000
      Improving livelihoods and income of forest dependent communities is important in the context of poverty reduction efforts, enhancing food security and sustainable management of forest resources. In order to achieve improved livelihoods and income for those people one of the main barrier is lack of strong and secured tenure. Their access to forest resources and land are not adequately protected by policies, policy implementation and law. There two main elements that explain the situation: 1. Weak and/or lack of forest tenure policy frameworks that can protect the rights and access of forest dependant community to resources available in the forests. Where policy frameworks exist they often not implemented adequately due to various reasons, e.g. lack of human resource capacity, knowledge, budget, skills, etc. 2. Weak and/or lack of institutional capacity to implement and support the process to strengthen forest tenure. Countries often lack knowledge and skills to support the process of strengthening forest tenure. New tools and approaches need to be introduced and institutionalized to cope with rapid changes and changing demands of society on forests. The main purpose of the TCP is therefore to strengthened regulatory frameworks and institutional capacity of pilot countries on forest tenure. In the long run forest dependent communities in pilot countries are expected to have more secured and stronger forest tenure rights as a key prerequisite for ensuring the contribution of forests to their livelihoods and income.
    • Trust Funds
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      GCP /RAS/297/JPN
      Improving capacities of phytosanitary inspection and integrated measures for international movement of seeds
      2016
      2020
      1,296,270
      The main objective of the project is to strengthen phytosanitary capacity of NPPOs and technical supporting organizations/entities (e.g. universities) of the recipient countries. This will be achieved through providing technical and operation manuals, organizing field and laboratory trainings and workshops and developing recommendations to be used by the respective NPPOs, in implementation of phytosanitary activities for international movement of seeds. In addition, the promotion of changes in the consciousness of general public and related private sectors through this project will contribute to preventing introduction and spread of pests associated with the international movement of seeds. Also, the project achievements and findings can be useful reference for the member consultations on the draft ISPM on seeds, which has been elaborated in the IPPC framework, and will contribute to the harmonization of relevant phytosanitary measures.
    • OSRO/RAS/502/USA
      Addressing Antimicrobial Usage in Asia's Livestock Production Industry
      2015
      2017
      2,000,000
      To promote a more prudent antimicrobial usage within the Asian livestock production industry leading to a reduction in antimicrobial resistance.
    • OSRO/RAS/402/USA
      Immediate technical assistance to strengthen emergency preparedness for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) (Regional Activities)
      2014
      2019
      6,970,000
      The project aims at reducing the spread of H5N1 in poultry in the country, thus minimizing the risk of contagion to other mammals and humans and the possibility of a pandemic.
    • MTF /RAS/258/MUL
      Special Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region Trust Fund
      2011
      2017
      275,570
      Cooperation in Plant Protection by member countries in the Region
    • MTF /RAS/257/MUL
      Biennial sessions of Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) Mandatory contributions paid by contributing contracting governments as per articles II, III, IV, XIV to the APPPC agreement
      2010
      2021
      1,220,056
      Cooperation in Plant Protection by member countries in the Region
    • GCP /RAS/236/GFF
      Sustainable Management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) - FULL SIZE PROJECT
      2009
      2017
      12,082,099
      The project development objective (PDO) is to support the development of a Strategic Action Programme (SAP) whose implementation will lead to enhanced food security and reduced poverty for coastal communities in the BOB region, consistent and linked with a sustained resource base of good ecosystem quality. (i) identifying sound policies leading to strengthening community-based approaches to integrated coastal resources management, (ii) empowering local communities to participate in processes and decisions associated with the development of sub-regional and regional fishery management plans, and (iii) increasing options such as access to alternative livelihood opportunities. The "lessons" derived from these activities will be fed into SAP design. The project has been structured into five interlinking components. Component 1: Strategic Action Programme Component 2: Coastal/Marine Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Use Component 3: Improved Understanding and Predictability of the BOBLME Environment Component 4: Maintenance of Ecosystem Health and Management of Pollution Component 5: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management
    • MTF /RAS/001/MUL
      Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia
      1981
      2017
      3,434,767
      Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia
    • GCP /RAS/295/JPN
      Support for Capacity Building for International Food Safety Standard Development and Implementation in ASEAN Countries
      2016
      2021
      2,260,700
      The overall goal of the project is to protect the health of the consumers and ensure fair practices in the food trade within ASEAN countries as well as with other countries including Japan. The project also aims to establish a stronger relationship between ASEAN countries and the donor, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan.
    • GCP /RAS/296/JPN
      Development of effective and inclusive food value chains in ASEAN Member States
      2016
      2019
      1,561,557
      The project will contribute to the food and livelihood security of smallholders, by integrating them into agricultural value chains (dairy, fishery and vegetable) that link them to new market opportunities.
    • GCP /RAS/267/GFF
      Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (FSP)
      2015
      2019
      5,000,000
      To support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries.
    • GCP /RAS/263/GFF
      Pacific POPs Release Reduction through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (FSP)
      2015
      2017
      479,000
      The Objective of the project is to reduce priority unintentionally produced POPs (uPOPs) emissions arising from poor waste management practices, thus meeting parties? Convention obligations to improve the management of chemicals in countries in the Pacific region, through assistance in the development and implementation of uPOPs strategies and guidelines, vocational training of waste workers, training of PIC staff in improved chemicals management, and the development of a regional waste oil export and reuse system.
    • GCP /RAS/294/ASB
      Regional Capacity Development for Regional Cooperation on Food Security through Control of TADs in South Asia
      2015
      2017
      1,921,315
      The project objective is to strengthen the capacity within SAARC to support regional coordination for the control of TADs. This will be achieved through strengthening the Regional Support Unit, Regional Epidemiology Centre and Regional Diagnostic Laboratories. These structures will enable the SAARC member countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) to address common issues related to TADs that are predominantly spread by informal cross-border value chains in livestock products.
    • GCP /RAS/288/AIT
      Sustaining and enhancing the Momentum for Innovation and Learning around the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in the Lower Mekong River Basin
      2014
      2018
      1,167,180
      To stimulate local innovation using SRI/FFS approaches to sustainably improve agricultural productivity and food security in the context of climate change adaptation, and to enhance research capacities to continue to support this development
    • GCP /RAS/281/FRA
      Promotion of rural development through development of Geographical indications at regional level in Asia
      2013
      2017
      1,784,609
      To increase incomes of smallholder farmers through the development of GI value chains, improved market access and increased recognition of GI by consumers.
    • GCP /RAS/286/ROK
      Support to Capacity Development in Implementation of Plant Pest Surveillance and Information Management in Southeast Asian Countries
      2013
      2017
      1,746,732
      Plant Pest Surveillance and Information Management in Southeast Asian Countries
    • MTF /RAS/372/MUL
      Asian Regional Component- Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics
      2012
      2017
      3,462,307
      The Asian Regional Componente directly addresses the three pillars forming the foundation of the Global Strategy: 1. Establishing a minimum set of core data that countries will disseminate on a regular basis to meet current and emerging demands; 2. Integrating agriculture into national statistical systems in order to meet the requirements of policy makers and other data users that statistical information be linked across the economic, social, and environmental domains ; 3. Fostering the sustainability of the agricultural statistical systems through governance and statistical capacity building.
    • GCP /RAS/262/GFF
      Forestry and Protected Area Management in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Niue (FSP)
      2011
      2017
      6,283,751
      To conserve biodiversity in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu and Niue by expanding and consolidating their networks of PAs, building capacity for conservation management and sustainable use of biodiversity and reducing forest and land degradation.
    • GCP /RAS/269/GFF
      Strategies for Trawl Fisheries Bycatch Management (FSP)
      2011
      2017
      3,000,000
      To protect Aquatic resources and stocks, to maintain and enhance biodiversity in the Coral Triangle/South China Sea (SCS) region through application of strategies and technologies for fisheries bycatch management.
    • GCP /RAS/229/SWE
      Pesticide Risk Reduction in the South East Asia
      2007
      2018
      14,384,259
      To improve health and reduce environmental risk through capacity building for the proper management, and sustainable use, of agricultural and industrial chemicals. Its geographical focus is on the Greater Mekong Subregion.
    • GCP /RAS/181/ROK
      Support to the Policy Assistance Branch (FAORAP)
      2001
      2017
      2,421,815
      The project will provide additional staff time in carrying out activities relating to activities in the implementation of the World Food Summit commitments, the Plan of Action and its Rome Declaration which explicitly made references to the importance of polices.