Impact of COVID19 on agriculture in SLM Project townships : Harvest and Market Survey 2021
|Year of publication||2021|
|Place of publication||Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar|
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 follow up telephone survey in February 2021 to assess the drivers affecting productivity and marketability of monsoon crops planted last year in 2020 due to COIVD-19 pandemic. The survey covered 160 farmers from two SLM project’s townships in two agro-ecological zones. Prior to this survey, in September 2020, a rapid assessment was also conducted by the SLM project to identify the drivers affecting monsoon crops plantation area and access to required inputs through interviewing 273 randomly selected rural smallholder farmers amid COVID19 pandemic. Full report of the first survey on factors affecting plantation area of monsoon crops conducted in September 2020 can be accessed here.