Fight hunger: smart agriculture techniques for family gardens in Chin State, Myanmar

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WHERE


mappa-mindat-chin-myanmar Mindat Disctrict, Chin State, Myanmar

WHY DO WE ACT IN THIS AREA


The origin of the initiative stems from the intention to improve the capabilities of some of the poorest rural communities in Chin State where ASIA has been working since November 2019, with a coffee project and various health interventions for the COVID19 emergency. The collaboration with the local communities and the authorities have stimulated a continuous investigation into the needs of the population who, especially in this historical period, have

great difficulty in obtaining food in sufficient quantity and quality for a correct diet and in starting productive agricultural activities that can provide economic integration to family income. The initiative aims to develop a project model that can be extended to other communities in the Mindat District and the Chin region thanks to close collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and the MoHS health structure

GOALS


The project aims to have an impact on decreasing the rate of malnutrition of children under 3 years of age through the improvement of family agricultural production (quantitative and qualitative level).

The specific objectives are:

  • Spread sustainable agricultural practices in the Mindat District, with particular attention to women.

 

ACTIVITIES


  • Creation of nurseries with vegetable production
  • Training on the management and maintenance of nurseries
  • Creation of vegetable gardens
  • Cultivation assistance and training

 

 

BENEFICIARIES


The direct beneficiaries are 600 families

The indirect beneficiaries are approximately 40,000 people living in the District

 

 

PARTNERS


 

NA

 

PROJECT FUNDED BY


PCDM-presidenza-consiglio-ministriPresidency of the Council of Ministers