Workshop to Promote Farmer-led Innovation in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

CAPSA in partnership with the Network Activities Group (a national NGO) and the Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development of Myanmar (DRD-MLFRD) organized a Workshop on Promoting Farmer-led Innovation for Climate-resilient Agriculture’ in Mandalay, Myanmar from 10-11 December 2015. The workshop was part of the capacity building component of the project titled ‘An Integrated Rural Economic and Social Development Programme for Livelihoods Improvement in the Dry Zone of Myanmar’ which is funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT - http://www.lift-fund.org) and aims to support livelihoods improvement and food security in the country’s Dry Zone that suffers from a high incidence of poverty.

International Year of Pulses 2016

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders. The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.