Regional Cooperation contributes to food security in Myanmar

In achieving food security in Myanmar, ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems (ASEAN SAS) has provided technical assistance supports in policy framework, promotion of sustainable production technologies and market linkages. With the Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, ASEAN SAS in 2016 will focus on the inclusion of policy recommendation on biocontrol agent (BCA) regulation into national legislation, field demonstration on the use of BCAs in cabbage and tomatoes in Bago Division and fruit fly management for mango growers in Shan State.  ASEAN SAS is negotiating with JJ PUN Co. Ltd. to become a major supplier due to few BCAs available in the country.  Collaboration is proposed to be under Public Private Partnership project that aims at scaling-up bio-inputs in Myanmar.

Director of Plant Protection (far right) ensures guidance and policy supports to the ASEAN SAS team in implementing the 2016 project’s activities.
Director of Plant Protection (far right) ensures guidance and policy supports to the ASEAN SAS team in implementing the 2016 project’s activities.

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