Impact of COVID 19 on agriculture in SLM Project townships (English)

Year of publication 2020
Publisher SLM-GEF
Place of publication Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Pages 10
Author SLM-GEF
Language English
Other Language Myanmar Version

The “Sustainable cropland and forest management in priority agro-ecosystems of Myanmar” project (SLM project) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) conducted a telephone survey in September - when there was rapid surge of COVID19 cases in late August and movement restrictions put in place again throughout the country - to assess the drivers affecting crops plantation area and productivity of monsoon crops during COVID19 pandemic in four project pilot townships in three agro-ecological zones. Prior to this survey, in May 2020, a rapid assessment to identify immediate barriers and challenges of 171 rural smallholder farmers amid COVID19 pandemic was also conducted by the SLM project. Full report can access here.

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