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On 15 - 16 June 2017, CAPSA representatives met with Mr. Khant Zaw, Director General of Department of Rural Development (DRD) and Dr. Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) in Nay Pyi Taw. CAPSA delivered the message on formal closure of the project ’An Integrated Rural Economic and Social Development Programme for Livelihoods Improvement in the Dry Zone of Myanmar,’ which was implemented from November 2014 to June 2017 with funding from Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). The project aimed at improving livelihoods and food security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar.

 

LIFT funded project on 'An Integrated Rural Economic and Social Development Programme for Livelihoods Improvement in the Dry Zone of Myanmar' was showcased in the event of Aid and International Development Forum - Asia Summit, 14-15 June 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The presentation has been delivered by the head of CAPSA in panel discussion session with topic of Innovation and Programme for Improving Rural Livelihoods. The two-day forum focused on exchange innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in Southeast Asia. It brought together of about 200 senior decision maker delegations from regional governments, UN agencies, International and regional NGOs, investors, donors, businesses and the private sector.

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized the FAO Expert meeting for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicator 2.4.1 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy on 3-5 April 2017.  This meeting gathered statisticians and technical experts to support the methodological work being conducted for SDG indicator 2.4.1, which is defined as “Percentage of agricultural area under productive and sustainable agriculture.”