Tag: FSI+

FSI+ Project Responds to Fall Army Worm Infestation

The FSI+ project conducted an Agro-Input Retailers Training on Fall Armyworm at Taunggyi, Aung Ban, Nyaung Shwe, and Pindaya Townships in Southern Shan State, Myanmar, in May 2019. Four batches of agro-input retailers were trained during the two-day event. Facilitators from Impact Terra, Awba, and BASF gave presentations on their support systems and products. The Assistant Director of the Plant…

School Teacher Turns Village Leader

Daw Kyin Sai farms 15 acres of land in the Ayeyarwaddy Region of Myanmar and is a demonstration farmer for the USAID-funded Fertilizer Sector Improvement (FSI+) project. Being a full-time teacher, she did not come to farming with much experience but took on the task of managing her parents’ farm after they passed away. With a little hard work and…

Leading the Charge in UDP Adoption

Kyaw Win, 73-year-old former Department of Agriculture employee-turned-producer, farms ten acres of rice in the Yangon Region of Myanmar and is one of many farmers who has seen the benefits of urea deep placement (UDP) technology. In 2018, IFDC’s FSI+ project offered UDP training in Kyaw’s town and established a balanced nutrient management and demo plot on his farm. He…

Training with a Purpose

“Since my training, my whole life has changed because I know exactly what to do and how to do it.” Sandar Myint is a successful agro-input retailer in Taunggyi Township in the Shan region of Myanmar. The thirty-year-old mother of two runs her family’s agro-input business, though she technically has a degree in electrical engineering and a previous career in…

Never Too Old to Learn Something New

  “I am very glad that IFDC changed my life. It increased my income and bettered my livelihood well into the future.” Nwe Nwe Win, 50, is a model woman farmer living in Htoo Lay Su Village, Htantabin Township of Yangon Region. Her husband Ye Win is also a farmer, and they have a son, 26. In the summer of…

Seeing is Believing

U Min Zaw owns a 25-acre rice farm in Tei Tei Ku village, Kyaiklat Township, Ayeyarwady Delta. During the 2017 monsoon season, he attended IFDC’s farmer training, where he first learned about urea deep placement (UDP). Afterward, he wanted to test the technology for himself and learn the differences between UDP and farmer practices. As a well-established rice farmer, IFDC…

Farmer-Engineer Innovates New Machinery

U Than Oo and his family own a 30-acre rice farm at Nyaungdon Su village in Mawgun Township. They also established a small farm equipment workshop as a non-farm business. Although he graduated with specialization in Industrial Chemistry, Oo is a farmer who is familiar enough with farm machinery to make repairs. When he’s not on the farm, he renovates…

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