Communities in Ayeyarwady Delta participate in efforts to restore mangrove forests

Approximately three-quarters of Myanmar’s population dwells in rural area and relies on forest resources for daily socio-economic subsistence. Rural communities in the Ayeyarwady Delta region on Myanmar’s southwestern coast are no exception. The Ayeyarwady Delta region has a high concentration of mangrove trees and shrubs growing at the intersection of [...]

FAO provides teaching supplies and hardware equipment to the Forestry Department

Photo credit: Forest department The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over teaching aids and hardware support to the Forest Department at the Forest Department headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw in 30 July 2020. “To make agriculture and forestry more productive and sustainable, a [...]

Farmers willing to use climate-smart agriculture techniques including system of rice intensification in wider scale in Labutta

“I tried one acre of rice growing by using climate-smart agriculture (CSA) techniques including System of Rice Intensification (SRI) this year and am planning to expand in five acres in next year” said a village farmer Daw Yin Yin Htay from Loke Taung village in Labutta township. A Farmer Field [...]

The Final Workshop launching ESFM handbook and DFMPs

 The Final Workshop launching the Ecosystem-based Sustainable Forest Management Planning Manual (ESFM PM), Ecosystem-based Sustainable Forest Management Implementation Manual (ESFM IM) and revised District Forest Management Plans (DFMPs) was held on 31st January 2020 at Myat Taw Win Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. The launching workshop was organized back to back [...]

SLM project supports the workshop on review and upgrade of the curriculum of regular 2-year certificate training program of Myanmar Forest School-Pyin Oo Lwin

The two-day workshop was organized from 18-1-2020 to 19-1-2020 at Kyun Yadanar Hall of Myanmar Forest School, Pyin Oo Lwin. The activity was part of the Letter of Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and University of Forestry and Environmental Science-Yezin (UFES), which aims [...]

Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP)

Objective Adapted from a PLUP model used in the Food Security Project in Lao PDR, Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) is used as a mechanism to catalyse on-the-ground adoption of SLM, CSA and SFM models in the pilot sites of the SLM project. To build the capacity of the township [...]

Growing crops under agro-forestry system with Shaw-Phyu: a learning from Farmer Field School Demonstration Plot

Daw Htay Htay Naing, a farmer from Sin Tat Kyin village in Kyaukpadaung Township, who is not a Farmer Field School (FFS) participant but she is only a neighbor of some FFS participants expressed the following message: “The farmer field school participants from the training told me that t growing [...]

Understanding the benefits of soil mulching

“Previously I haven’t tried this soil covering by crop residue, mulching. After the farmer field school training, I would like to test.”  this technique said village farmer from Sin Tat Kyin village, U Ye Tin. The Farmer Field School training is provided in Sin Tat Kyin village by the project, [...]

2020-01-03T10:15:53+06:30By |Stories|

Workshop on Green Ecology in Myanmar

Realizing the impact of climate change as a global and national challenge, FAO has been implementing a GEF funded project “Sustainable Cropland and Forest Management in Priority Agro-Ecosystems of Myanmar (SLM-GEF)” since July 2016, jointly with MoALI and MoNREC to build capacity of farming and forestry stakeholders to mitigate climate [...]

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