FAO in Myanmar

Publications and Documents

Risk Communication by the State Veterinary Service plays an important role in disease risk mitigation and is an integral part of risk management during animal health emergencies and zoonotic outbreaks. Effective communication recognises its unique functions as complementary to, but unique among, the other non-communication functions required during an emergency or outbreak response, such as, logistics, epidemiology and finances. Communication is uniquely positioned to build knowledge, influence attitudes, raise awareness, build perceptual associations between recommendations and stakeholders’ or audiences’ values, customs, and beliefs.

The FAO Myanmar newsletter 2020 Issue #1 gives a rundown of the Representation Office's significant activities and achievements for January - March 2020. 

This manual is completed guide for maize farmers to fight fall armyworm (FAW). It composed of the updated information to manage FAW in the fields including identification of FAW, importance of FAW scouting and monitoring and how to do systematic scouting in the fields, roles of beneficial insects, low cost and affordable cultural practices, recommended insecticides by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and safe uses of pesticides. It is dedicated to FAW infested maize farmers and extension personnel from Department of Agriculture, Myanmar.

According to results of his demonstration tomato plot between mulching and without mulching, U Ye Tin concluded that applying the mulching practices on tomato field could conserve the soil moisture, still alive and is fruitful while the tomato plants that of control plot (without applying mulching practices) are suffering the water deficit and gradually died off when there is no rain at all about a month. It was found that the soil mulching which is one of the Climate Smart Agriculture practices is not only conserved the soil moisture and but also suppressed the growth of weed which is consequently beneficial to the crop performance of tomato plants.