Agroforestry Alternative to Shifting Cultivation in Myanmar

Ongoing
Crop Production Sector Icon
Provincial
October 1, 2014
October 31, 2018
USD 599,896

Project Information

The project is the first systematic attempt in Myanmar to develop agroforestry systems on the basis of indigenous land use systems by combining indigenous and scientific knowledge, e.g. by enhancing the contribution of already existing system components (such as nitrogen-fixing trees) to productivity and by promoting marketable crops that can be grown under the canopy of trees. Other innovative aspects of the project are to develop tools and techniques to train farmers in agroforestry by progressively incorporating experiences and results from the research for development component of the project, and to develop a knowledge platform for information exchange between different stakeholders. The aim of the project is to encourage strategies for improving livelihoods through increased productivity, diversification and commercialization, and promoting a varied and sufficient diet.

Project Locations

Chin

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