Dry Zone and Uplands Agro-Input and Farm Services Project


 

The Dry Zone and Uplands Agro-Input and Farm Services Project is boosting smallholder farmer incomes in Myanmar by strengthening networks of agricultural input and service providers. The project is funded by The Livelihoods and Food Security Trust (LIFT) Fund.

 


Improving Knowledge and Marketing Strategies

The project (2015-2020) works with private sector input and service providers to develop and distribute products, services and information that enhance farmer productivity and profitability. These include inputs like seed, fertilizer and plant protection products, along with crop management services and technology for land preparation, harvesting and post-harvest processing.

Farmers will learn to compare the return on inputs and services for their cropping systems, as well as basic crop budgeting. Meanwhile, collaboration between public and private sector farm advisory service providers will deepen, while coordination with public sector extension workers will ensure that improved input use is recommended in the context of both farm profitability and conservation agriculture.


Success Stories

DZ Project Trainings Help Extension Agent Build Confidence and Relationships

The Myanmar DOA is responsible for information dissemination regarding agronomic practices, plant protection, soil and water conservation, and plant nutrient ...
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Good Agricultural Practices Boost Yields and Income for DZ Producer

U Myint Aung is a farmer in the Kyauk Phu village of Taungtha township in Myanmar. He is a customer ...
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Entrepreneurial Tractor Service Provider Shares Benefits with Farmers

U Yu Lwin, an input and service provider (ISP) in Ah Neint village, Myingyan township in Myanmar, is one of ...
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Mechanization Eases Hardships for Farmers in Dry Zone of Myanmar

New Technologies Help Conserve Resources Mya Maw Lwin has been a rice farmer for more than 20 years. He used ...
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Agro-Retailer Benefits from Business Support Services

U Nyi Nyi Naing is an agro-input retailer and owner of a shop called Swan Htet Yar Zar in Kyauk ...
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Putting Down Roots

U Ko Ko Latt was tired of living away from his wife. By working with IFDC's Dry Zone Agro-Input and ...
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