FSP in Myanmar currently focusses on generating evidence for enabling key stakeholders, especially the new Myanmar government, to promote broad-based agricultural transformation and rural economic growth. The project’s carefully targeted and focused research, together with policy analysis and engagement, is designed to improve public policies and investments. Activities are undertaken in a way that strengthens coordination among key stakeholders –government, private sector, civil society and donors. The anticipated outcomes are a policy environment that enhances smallholder productivity and income growth, and encourages domestic and international agribusiness investment.
Centre for Economic and Social Development
Yezin Agricultural University
Status: Core-funded country and Associate Award
Photo: Fishermen in Myanmar (credit: Benjamin Belton)
Experience in many countries has shown that when farmers, researchers and extension work together to evaluate improved technology it is more likely to be adopted on a sustained basis.
Aquaculture (fish farming) is a fast growing economic sector in SE Asia. Farmed fish is an integral part of the poor diet, and contributes to food security.
Fish farms (aquaculture) are helping to fight hunger. An article by B. Belton (FSP Myanmar team) in The Conversation