ADRA Myanmar reaches poor and marginal communities with agriculture and livelihood opportunities, putting into effect sustainable market-based solutions that increase resilience and creating opportunities within value chains for greater participation of the poor in economic growth opportunities.

ADRA Myanmar works with farmers and rural communities to diversify livelihoods, mitigate climate change, improve resource management and reduce land degradation. This includes improvements in grazing land management practices, more effected water resource management and irrigation, improved technical knowledge and techniques in agriculture in dry areas and mountain areas, nutrition smart and climate smart agriculture, improved access to credit and inputs, and building the importance of the role of women in agriculture and issues around their access to land and economic opportunities. Projects are focused on building technical knowledge and learning to enable future evidence based planning and policy development.


'Poverty Reduction Initiative Through Community Empowerment'

Location: Matupi Township, Chin State

Donors: AusAID (DFAT), ADRA Australia

Beneficiaries: 6,136

Total Project Budget: USD $901,500

Duration: 60 Months


Project Description: The PRICE II project is designed to to contribute sustainability to reduce poverty and increase community resilience in the Chin State by 1) Improved capacity of village level savings and loans groups to manage and access financial capital for rural economic development in Matupi Township of Chin State by the end of the project. 2) Increased engagement of poor and marginal households in the rural economy of Matupi Township with improved inclusion, empowerment and participation in decision-making. . 


'Sustainable Rural Economic Development Project'

Location: Matupi Township, Chin State

Donors: MFAT, ADRA New Zealand

Beneficiaries: 7,290

Total Project Budget: USD$3,052,564

Duration: 60 Months

Project Description: The SURE project aims to sustainably grow and supply markets with goods produced in Matupi Township, Chin State in order to reduce local poverty. The SURE project will do this through; 1) Sustainable and profitable markets of locally produced goods, 2) Enhanced food security and nutrition from agriculture, 3) Improved agricultural/horticultural practices and processing techniques adopted, 4) Soil, water and forestry resources improving and being sustainably managed, 5) Increased incomes along the agriculture supply chain, 6) Improved technical knowledge/skills, 7) Improved access to, and utilisation of fertile land and production tools, 8) Local knowledge/leadership of resource management issues strengthened.

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