About the Project
The project aims to reduce the increasing impacts of climate change on agricultural and livestock production cycles in the dry zone of Myanmar - the impacts of increasing temperature and evaporation, declining water availability, and intensifying weather events especially flash floods and cyclones.
The direct beneficiaries of the project are poor farmers in rain-fed areas and landless workers whose access to arable land is severely threatened by erosion and land degradation. Special emphasis is placed on women and female-headed households.
By the end of the four-year period, the project will ensure continuous freshwater resource during the dry seasons in 280 villages in five townships, promote and enhance climate-resilient agricultural and livestock practices and ensure timely and quality dissemination of climate risk information through use of short-term weather forecasts, medium-term seasonal forecasts, and longer-term climate scenario planning.
The project is based on the principles of local communities’ empowerment and implemented by community-based organizations such as Village Development Committees, Water User Committees, farmer groups, communal forest user groups, and local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). The anticipated impact of the project is the reduction of food insecurity and losses from extreme climate events in 50,543 households.
Reducing the vulnerability of farmers in Myanmar’s Dry Zone to increasing drought and rainfall variability and enhance the capacity of farmers to plan for and respond to future impacts of Climate Change on food security. This objective is aligned with the objective of the Adaptation Fund to “Reduce vulnerability and increase adaptive capacity to respond to the impacts of climate change, including variability at local and national levels.”