In Myanmar, SWISSAID is promoting a strong civil society. Only in this way will peaceful and sustainable development be possible.

In Myanmar, we are working with local civil society organisations and rural communities to provide smallholder families with a better and more resilient livelihood. Agroecological agriculture, improved market access for small producers, better secured forest use rights and the promotion of social responsibility are helping to achieve this. Gender equality and the empowerment of women are central elements.

Facts

In the country since:
1992
Activity:
Kachin, Southern Shan
Rank in the Human Development Index:
145 out of 189
Current Projects:
7
Annual budget:
CHF 1,226,401 (+ 1.6 million in mandates)

Aims

  • Smallholder families can significantly improve their livelihoods, and their ownership of farmland and rights to use forests are secured.
  • Agroecological farming is promoted and the social, economic and climatic resilience of smallholder families is strengthened.
  • Gender equality is promoted and women participate more in decision-making in their communities.