Three ways drones help us better manage our land and protect our planet

FAO projects in Myanmar and the Philippines use technology to boost sustainability and resilience 04 JULY 2018, PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES - A team of experts from the Department of Agricultire work together with Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations in using drones in gathering visual data on recently damaged rice crops in Magalang town [...]

Myanmar’s farmers battle climate and health uncertainty

FAO/Soe Moe Naing For farmers in Myanmar, the COVID-19 pandemic is adding to growing unpredictability, in a sector already struggling to cope with the effects of climate change. The UN is working closely with the country’s government to help them to adapt and thrive. U Cho, a sixty-one-year-old farmer from the Mandalay region, in central […]

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. […]