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Restoration of food security and agriculture-based livelihoods in the most cyclone Nargis affected areas in Myanmar

Restoration of food security and agriculture-based livelihoods in the most cyclone Nargis affected areas in Myanmar

Full title of the project:

Restoration of food security and agriculture-based livelihoods in the most cyclone Nargis affected areas of the Ayeyarwady Delta of Myanmar

Target areas:

Bogale, Labutta, Mawlamyinegyun and Ngapudaw townships.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 2 044 990
Implementation:
26/01/2009-25/01/2011
Project code:
OSRO/MYA/901/JPN
Objective:

To restore the crop production and food security of the most vulnerable farmers and landless households in cyclone-affected areas and to rebuild their livelihoods in a sustainable manner in order to reduce dependency on food aid.

Key partners:

The Myanmar Agriculture Service, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and various non-governmental organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

17 204 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 42 tonnes of paddy seeds, 16 tonnes of pulse seeds, 200 tonnes of fertilizers (mineral and organic), 1 000 kits of fruit tree seedlings, 1 120 draught animals (buffalo) with 33.6 tonnes of feed, 1 600 piglets with 24 tonnes of feed, 15 000 ducks, 10 000 chickens with 63 tonnes of feed, 242 sets of tillage equipment and 93 threshers.
  • Established 176 machinery shared-use groups comprised of 2 275 farmers.
  • Promoted three mobiles clinics that vaccinated over 7 600 buffaloes, 5 100 pigs and 41 700 poultry, and treated another 15 000 animals.
  • Provided training in group management, machinery maintenance, minimum tillage, crop cycle management and draught animal care and health to over 9500 beneficiaries.
Impact:
  • The distribution of inputs and provision of training enabled the project’s beneficiaries to produce 890 tonnes of paddy on 1 000 acres and 32 tonnes of pulses on 1 000 acres.
  • The provision of machinery and draught animals enabled the tillage and timely land preparation of 12 100 acres by power-tiller and 8 960 acres by buffaloes.
  • The provision of piglets enabled beneficiaries to generate additional income through the sale of pigs and have greater access to meat for consumption.