SURE Project

The Sustainable Rural Economic (SURE) Development Project will work in 12 villages in Myanmar’s Chin State to ensure families have the skills and resources they need to produce more nutritious and profitable crops, while at the same time taking better care of their environment. This project will impact thousands of families by increasing their harvest through more productive and sustainable farming techniques, providing access to more profitable local and international markets and see innovative irrigation systems installed to allow a more diverse range of crops to be grown.

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Overview

One in three children in Myanmar experiences stunted growth due to malnutrition. Compared to New Zealand, more than 10 times the number of children under five die every year. The story behind these statistics is the great difficulty families have in providing adequate nutrition or earning an income that can support their growth, health and education.

Activities

The key activities for this project include:

  • Training 1200 farmers to grow more profitable crops in a sustainable way.
  • Construction of irrigation systems to allow an additional growing season and make rural argicultural land more sustainable and profitable.
  • Providing support for farmers to improve profits in both local and international markets.

Impact

This project will impact thousands of families by increasing their harvest through more productive and sustainable farming techniques, providing access to more profitable local and international markets and see innovative irrigation systems installed to allow a more diverse range of crops to be grown.

As a result, families who once relied on UN food rations to survive will produce enough not only to survive, but provide an income that will kickstart their journey out of poverty.

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