Tag: LIFT

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 management. The scope of responsibility and work is broad, and the DOA faces extra challenges because of restrictive budget resources. The DOA plays the lead role in nationwide programs such as good agricultural practices (GAPs) and integrated pest management (IPM),…

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 of U Nyi Nyi Naing, an input and service provider (ISP) also involved with IFDC’s Dry Zone Agro-Input and Farm Services (DZ) project, funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). Through this connection, Myint Aung attended farmer…

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 three brothers who started a family business in 2002. Before linking with the LIFT DZ project in 2016, he had two tractors that he used to prepare land for farmers. During the three years partnering with IFDC, he has increased…

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 primarily traditional practices on his farm. He broadcast his seed in the ground before transplanting. He used old seeds and never practiced row cropping. He only used urea fertilizer and had no knowledge of curing leaf blight or managing weeds.…

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 Phu village of Taungtha township in Myanmar. In 2016 Nyi Nyi Naing began participating in activities implemented by IFDC’s Dry Zone Agro-Input and Farm Services (DZ) project, funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). He attended training…

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 Farm Services Project, funded by LIFT Myanmar, Ko Latt was able to expand his business and clientele.

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