Assistance for Seed Multiplication in Myanmar

December 1, 2003

  1. On December 1 (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend the total of $1,450,152.45 assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Farmer Participatory Seed Multiplication in Rakhine State, Myanmar" to be implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

  2. The goal of this project is to enhance food security by increasing local production of food crops by ensuring availability of quality seed locally produced in Rakhine State of Myanmar, where a large number of returnees from Bangladesh are being settled and high population density and scarce arable land create food insecurity and poverty. Activities include improving seed plant facilities and operation, training of farmers on seed production, and production of certified seeds.

  3. This project is expected to stabilize the life of people in Rakhine State by improved food security through increasing local crop production.

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