Myanmar (Burma): Programme Overview and Projects

  • Suddenly, all the rice has been eaten

    Suddenly, all the rice has been eaten

    Working without enough to eat – that was a normal part of daily life for rice farmers in Shan State, Myanmar. SWISSAID supports men and women to set up local village development committees. This helps them to improve their living conditions independently.
  • Happy chickens earn good money

    Happy chickens earn good money

    Easter eggs from battery farm hens and hens kept in cages? Not applicable here! With the help of SWISSAID, farmers in North Myanmar have converted to organic chicken rearing. And they’ve been successful: the healthy birds of a local breed reach a premium price and guarantee a nice bonus for the women.
  • A new rice cultivation method: hard work, but successful

    A new rice cultivation method: hard work, but successful

    If improving rice cultivation is successful using simple methods, plenty can be achieved in the fight against hunger. In Myanmar (Burma) the farmers are well on the way to this.
  • Ensuring the work bears fruit

    Ensuring the work bears fruit

    Life is not easy for the rural population in Kachin state in Myanmar: the fields are producing low crop yields and expensive loans are driving the farmers deeper and deeper into debt. The farmers report how they are able to make ends meet thanks to SWISSAID.
  • New arrivals in the pigsty: more and more families are acquiring a lucky pig!

    New arrivals in the pigsty: more and more families are acquiring a lucky pig!

    The conflict between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army is making it even more of a challenge to implement SWISSAID projects in northern Myanmar. Yet there are some rays of hope: thanks to the success of animal rearing projects, more and more farmers are assured a new and sustainable living.