The Food stuff and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Governing administration of Myanmar’s Section of Agriculture (DoA) lately carried out a collection of schooling classes to assist the potential enhancement of farmers and technical gurus. The schooling aimed to assist and restore the agricultural manufacturing and livelihoods of communities afflicted by the weighty monsoon rains in southern Myanmar.
A complete of 214 farmers from communities in Mon and Kayin States and Tanintharyi Location participated in face-to-experience teaching periods in the following subject areas.
Superior Agricultural Techniques: The topics lined in this session included farming techniques such as vegetable manufacturing, soil fertility management and the proper use of fertilizers to assist farmers boost their yields. Collaborating farmers gained awareness on techniques aimed to enhancing the generation of risk-free, substantial good quality food stuff, endorsing environmentally pleasant agricultural practices, and making sure the welfare of farm personnel.
Local weather-Smart Agriculture: The coaching session was made to assistance farmers realize how local weather-induced shocks affect the agricultural sector and share local weather-good agricultural practices that permit households to improve output in a sustainable method.
Diet: The session covered subjects connected to primary nourishment such as a well balanced diet program, food organizing, foodstuff cleanliness, and the particular feeding requirements of kids, women and gentlemen.
Increasing Information: Post-Monsoon Message boards
In relation to strengthening early warning early motion units, FAO and the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology arranged digital Put up-Monsoon Forums in December 2020 for complex officers from applicable line ministries and companies to share experiences, troubles and lessons uncovered for the duration of the 2020 southwest monsoon year. Some 200 technical officers participated in the discussions which aimed to assessment the southwest monsoon seasonal forecasts and seasonal local climate and h2o degree forecasts in Mon and Kayin States and Tanintharyi Location. Also, the discussion boards also aimed to solicit responses from end users on the usability of the forecasts and suggestions to boost the early warning procedure in get to react to potential disasters by early action.
Contributors elevated recommendations, gaps and problems such as the will need for meteorological information engineering schooling for DoA staff, dissemination of true-time meteorological information, capacity progress on collection and storage of meteorological data, installation of temperature sensors in townships (in which there are no meteorological facilities in the region) and strengthened coordination and sharing of meteorological info and forecast experiences with the DoA.
Considering the fact that March 2020, FAO, with the generous help of the** Govt of Great Britain and Northern Ireland**, has been functioning with the DoA to assist homes influenced by the weighty monsoon rains, improve early warning techniques, and endorse forecast-centered early steps in preparation for future disasters.
In August 2020, FAO conducted a coaching for DoA technological staff on the use and upkeep of temperature sensors to monitor forecasts. The participants also experienced the opportunity to critique key elements of facts assortment, weather conditions details interpretation, and other pertinent information that farmers can benefit from to increase their productivity. In addition, FAO provided equipment to watch weather conditions designs in Kayin and Mon States and Tanintharyi Region.
In October 2020, FAO offered vegetable, mung bean and rice seeds, as nicely as fertilizer to about 5 000 vulnerable farmers in the states of Kayin and Mon and the Tanintharyi Region to allow them to restart their agricultural creation.