Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Myanmar: Rice crop management training held at Rakhine State

Minister U Than Lu Shay delivers his opening and
welcome remarks during the opening ceremonies.
Participatory approaches to improved crop management were the subject of a training held at Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, in Myanmar.

The training covered all aspects of rice production and crop management—land preparation; identification of insects, diseases, and weeds; and postharvest.

The event was opened by U Than Lu Shay, minister of agriculture, livestock, and fisheries ; U Mya Aung, minister of development affairs; U Khin Maung Win, regional director of the Department of Agriculture in Rakhine; and U Aung Gyi, national senior Tan Lan Project coordinator of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

The crop management training was conducted in collaboration with IRC, the lead NGO, together with others in Rakhine (Save the Children, Oxfam, Care, and Better Life). It was facilitated by IRRI under the LIFT Project. Speakers were IRRI’s Madonna Casimero, country representative to Myanmar, and Joel Janiya, senior associate and extension agronomist.

SkyNet reported interview U Aung Gyi, Senior Tan Lan
project coordinator of IRC.

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