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Enhance food security conditions of vulnerable communities in northern townships of Rakhine State

Enhance food security conditions of vulnerable communities in northern townships of Rakhine State

Full title of the project:

Enhance food security conditions of vulnerable communities in northern townships of Rakhine State

Target areas:

Buthedaung, Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships in Northern Rakhine State

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 495 000
21/06/2018-20/01/2019
Project code:
OSRO/MYA/802/CNA
Objective:

Improve the food security of vulnerable communities in the northern townships of Rakhine State by protecting and gradually restoring agriculture-based livelihood opportunities.

Key partners:

Rakhine State Department of Agriculture (DoA) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and Myanmar Heart Development Organization (MHDO).

Beneficiaries reached:

4 000 households (22 597 people)

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed paddy seed kits, containing 37 kg of rice seeds and 25 kg of fertilizer, to 4 000 households.
  • Distributed vegetable kits, containing a variety of micronutrient-rich vegetable seeds (90 g) and fertilizer (25 kg), for the establishment of homestead gardens to 4 000 vulnerable households.
  • Trained ten national experts from MHDO and DoA on Good Agricultural Practices on rice paddy production, vegetable production and post-harvest methods, who then trained 3 863 households through a training of trainers approach.
  • Developed a context-specific paddy and vegetable production training manual.
  • Conducted a social cohesion workshop for 14 national experts to promote positive social and economic relationships among targeted communities.
Impact:
  • Produced a total of 3 990.7 tonnes of rice by 2 672 beneficiary households.
  • Produced 2 376 tonnes of various micronutrient-rich vegetables in homestead vegetable gardens established by 3 960 households.
  • Generated an estimated value of USD 1.4 million in rice and vegetable production.
  • Improved technical capacities of national organizations to provide food security and agricultural assistance.