Conserving Myanmar’s wetland biodiversity through sustainable rice standards


Burma
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Ref: 27-013

Status: Current

Round:
26
Funding Scheme:
Main Project
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Sustainable Rice Platform, Olam International, Sansom Mlup Prey - SMP, Kyone Ka Pyin – Tap Seik Community Conservation Group (KTCG), Maubin Agriculture Department, Maubin University
Start Date:
01-09-20
End Date:
31-03-23
Funding:
£370,063.00
Regions:
East Asia
Biomes:
Wetlands, Savanna
Production:
Agricultural conservation
Threats To Biodiversity:
Land use change
Broad Approches:
Species conservation, Ecosystem conservation, Goods services, Sustainable use, Poverty reduction, Livelihoods, Migratory species
Specific Tools:
Research training, Training, Participatory, Cepa, Nbsap
Countries:
Burma
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta supports an ethno-cultural landscape in which otherwise globally threatened wetland biodiversity has thrived alongside traditional rice agriculture for centuries. This landscape is threatened by the spread of intensive industrial agriculture and aquaculture, negatively impacting both local people’s livelihoods, and important and iconic wildlife. This project will benefit globally important biodiversity, and support rural farming communities, by linking international rice markets to local sustainable production and applying the new global standards developed by the Sustainable Rice Platform.


Documents:
Title: 27-013 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: 27-013 HYR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-02-03 00:00:00