Rapid assessment on impact of COVID-19 on rural farmers

Year of publication 2020
Publisher SLM-GEF
Place of publication Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Pages 35
Author SLM-GEF
Language English

Rapid assessment was designed to inform COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan section 2.1.7

1. Support COVID-19 communication campaigns

2. Cash or lending support to smallholder farmers who have lost sales revenue or remittance income to support input purchases in time for monsoon planting

3. Complement support with advice on productivity enhancement and market connectivity

4. Following the lifting of movement restrictions, establish rural cash-for work programs

Total 171 respondents from 82 communities were involved. Smallholders rural farmers from Mindat and Kanpetlet (Hilly Region), Nyaung-U and Kyaukpadaung (Central Dry Zone) and Labutta (Delta/Coastal Region). Data collection started from 11 to 22 May by telephone interview (2 participants/village).

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