This workshop is one of the activities under the project titled ‘An Integrated Rural Economic and Social Development Programme for Livelihoods Improvement in the Dry Zone of Myanmar’, funded through the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) and co-implemented by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in partnership with the United Nations Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA-ESCAP), the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) and the Network Activities Group (NAG). The Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (DRD) of Myanmar is the focal government agency to collaborate in the implementation of the Project. The workshop theme has been identified based on intensive consultations with a range of stakeholders at the inception stage of the project.
The objectives of the proposed workshop to be conducted by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) and Network Activities Group (NAG) and scheduled to be held from 8 - 9 November 2016 are as follows:
• To understand the challenges and constraints in farmer-led seed enterprise development especially in the dry zone of Myanmar
• To identify solutions for overcoming challenges as well as to learn best practices in establishing effective and efficient farmer-led seed enterprises in the dry zone of Myanmar.