Completing 100% revision of the existing curricula of the Myanmar Forest School: A New Normal meeting in post COVID-19

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) SLM-GEF project is providing support to the Forest Department (FD) and the University of Forestry and Environmental Science- Yezin (UFES) to revise and upgrade the 2-year certificate program curriculum offered at the Myanmar Forest School (MFS). The UFES recognizes the need for an environmental management […]

Supporting communities in Myanmar to get community forest certificate

FAO/GEF has supported communities residing in three of Myanmar’s priority agroecosystems to gain access and obtain a community forest certificate, offering villagers living in those areas with possibilities to increase their income through the sales of forest and non-timber forest products while restoring, enhancing and preserving local forests.  This also helps combat climate change by […]

Communities in Ayeyarwady Delta participate in efforts to restore mangrove forests

Approximately three-quarters of Myanmar’s population dwells in rural area and relies on forest resources for daily socio-economic subsistence. Rural communities in the Ayeyarwady Delta region on Myanmar’s southwestern coast are no exception. The Ayeyarwady Delta region has a high concentration of mangrove trees and shrubs growing at the intersection of land and sea. These mangroves […]

FAO provides teaching supplies and hardware equipment to the Forestry Department

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) handed over teaching aids and hardware support to the Forest Department at the Forest Department headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw in 30 July 2020. “To make agriculture and forestry more productive and sustainable, a holistic approach with actions to conserve, protect, and enhance natural resources […]

The Final Workshop launching ESFM handbook and DFMPs

 The Final Workshop launching the Ecosystem-based Sustainable Forest Management Planning Manual (ESFM PM), Ecosystem-based Sustainable Forest Management Implementation Manual (ESFM IM) and revised District Forest Management Plans (DFMPs) was held on 31st January 2020 at Myat Taw Win Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw. The launching workshop was organized back to back with the coordination meeting discussing […]

SLM project supports the workshop on review and upgrade of the curriculum of regular 2-year certificate training program of Myanmar Forest School-Pyin Oo Lwin

The two-day workshop was organized from 18-1-2020 to 19-1-2020 at Kyun Yadanar Hall of Myanmar Forest School, Pyin Oo Lwin. The activity was part of the Letter of Agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and University of Forestry and Environmental Science-Yezin (UFES), which aims to contribute to the implementation […]

Workshop on Green Ecology in Myanmar

Realizing the impact of climate change as a global and national challenge, FAO has been implementing a GEF funded project “Sustainable Cropland and Forest Management in Priority Agro-Ecosystems of Myanmar (SLM-GEF)” since July 2016, jointly with MoALI and MoNREC to build capacity of farming and forestry stakeholders to mitigate climate change and improve land conditions. […]

Promoting CSA Techniques and Practices through Farmer Field School Approach in Three Agro-ecological Zones of Myanmar

FAO has been implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded five years project entitled “Sustainable cropland and forest management in priority agro-ecosystems of Myanmar” since July 2016 in coordination with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MoNREC) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MoALI). In the field, the project is promoting […]

Training for the Ex-ACT Carbon Tool

The Ex-ACT Carbon Tool training The Ex-ACT Carbon Tool training took place during 16 – 19 October in Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar by Climate Smart Agriculture Center. A total of 27 participants from Department of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Research, Yezin Agricultural University, Forest Department, Forest Research Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organization of […]