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Diversification and intensification of rice-based systems in lower Myanmar

This project researches cropping options to make rice-rice and rice-pulse cropping systems in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady delta (Ayeyarwady Region and Bago Region) more productive.
Rice is the most important agricultural commodity in Myanmar. Producing more rice and pulses in lower Myanmar through improved practices and reduced postharvest losses could alleviate poverty and malnutrition, and improve the livelihoods of the rural poor.
The project aims to improve farmer profitability through developing best practices for rice production, including post-harvest management, and innovative approaches to make rice-pulse cropping systems more productive. The project emphasises gender positive training and outreach, and ecologically sustainable production.