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Restoration of production capacity and food security for farmers and fishers in Myanmar

Restoration of production capacity and food security for farmers and fishers in Myanmar

Full title of the project:

Restoration of production capacity and food security for the most vulnerable farmers and fishers affected by Cyclone Nargis

Target areas:

Bogale, Mawlameyingyun, Labutta, and Ngapudaw townships.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 295 584
09/04/2009-03/05/2010
Project code:
OSRO/MYA/902/SWE
Objective:

To restore the crop production and food security of the most vulnerable farmers and fishers households in cyclone-affected areas and to rebuild their livelihoods in a sustainable manner.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Welthungerhilfe, Groupe de recherches et d’échanges technologiques, Lokha Alinn, Triangle, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Agence d’aide à la Coopération Technique et au Développement, OXFAM, Ever Green Group, Mingalar Myanmar, and Mangrove Service Network.

Beneficiaries reached:

9 862 households.

Activities implemented:
  •  Distributed crop kits consisting of seeds and fertilizer to 4 566 of the most vulnerable small to  medium-scale farming households.
  •  Provided subsistence fishing gear, including nets, lines and traps, to 4 826 fishing households.
  •  Provided new 12 or 18 foot-long multi-purpose boats to 400 households.
  •  Provided fish restocking packages or mangrove species nurseries to 70 aquaculture households.
Impact:
  •  Farming households were able to produce USD 1 612 800 worth of crops on 1200 ha of land,  including at least a six-month supply of rice for each household.
  •  Average beneficiary household was able to catch approximately 100 kg of fish per year.
  •  The households that received boats were using them regularly and productively for both fishing and  transportation purposes.