A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Through these activities, the project is reducing the vulnerability of farmers in the Dry Zone to increasing drought and rainfall variability, as well as enhancing their capacity to plan for and respond to future climate change impacts on food security.
The project activities also benefit nearby townships by providing a platform for knowledge sharing and a basis for replication of successful interventions.
Neighbouring farmers have visited project sites to observe and learn from their climate-resilient farming practices, including soil and water conservation techniques.
The success of these project activities have led participants to design a future project which will endeavour to close gaps in market access and the agriculture value chain. Building on current work, the new project will support setting up micro enterprises in high demand agro-value chains and integrating renewable energy access and access to finance and credit, as well as facilitating business incubation support with private sector engagement.
Climate action and resilience-building efforts help Myanmar fulfil its commitments to the Paris Agreement, including executing on the country’s Nationally Determined Contributions to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
These initiatives are also advancing Myanmar’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). In particular, this project supported progress on achieving SDG 1 on poverty, SDG2 on zero hunger, SDG3 on good health and well-being, SDG6 on clean water and sanitation, SDG 13 on climate action and SDG 15 on life on land among others.
For more information on the project, visit: Addressing Climate Change Risks on Water Resources and Food Security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar
For more information on UNDP work in Myanmar, visit: UNDP in Myanmar