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Myanmar Parliament launches a first committee inquiry on agriculture chemicals

Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture Committee takes pioneering step by launching a parliamentary inquiry into agricultural chemicals, the first time in the history of Myanmar in which a parliamentary…  


First participatory township planning year cycle concludes in Mon with a takeaway: it works

For the last year, by systematically involving and giving voice to people and elected representatives, access to water, sanitation, education and roads have improved in Bilin, bringing new prospects…  


Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine

Pioneer female village tract administrators on the opportunities of participatory township planning  


Running dry: A window into the Dry Zone of Myanmar

With support from UNDP and the Adaptation Fund, the Government of Myanmar is improving communities’ access to freshwater, strengthening agricultural practices, diversifying income sources, and…  


Making Easy Access to Safe Water

The sound of cuckoos cooing is synonymous with summer. For many people, summer time memories are happy ones, but not so for Daw Kim Ma Di.  


Communities Power the Future

For the 47 families of Thicong village, going on two-night expeditions into the forest 12 km away to collect wood was part of a routine. They needed wood to cook, to keep warm and to light their…  


Heat Tolerant Animals Provide Lifeline for Vulnerable Communities in Dry Zone

When temperatures soared in the already blazing heat of Myanmar’s Dry Zone, Kyaw Htaing was alarmed for the wellbeing of the piglets he was raising. Without any land to his name, and depending on…  


Naga Youth Join Forces to Protect Forests

U Pay Ta Ru has become the voice for conserving forests. In his ethnic Naga village, this is no small feat. Perched high on the banks of the Chindwin River, half an hour boat ride from the Khamti…  


Helping Protect Environment with Compost Fertilizer

Myanmar’s famous Inle Lake is showing signs of environmental degradation caused by the impact of climate change as well as unsustainable agricultural practices. Overuse of chemical fertilizer on farms…  


Creating an enabling environment for communities

The Community Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM) initiative implemented in a total of 30 townships across the country provides various channels for communities in those townships to have a say in…  

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