Note : Article presented in the Workshop organized by FAO « Introduction of Farmer Field Schools (FFS), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to restore food security and sustainable livelihoods in Myanmar », Yangon, 22-23 June 2009
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Gret has been working in the three Townships (Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung) of Northern Rakhine State since 1996, implementing projects aiming at improving food security and livelihood promotion of Northern Rakhine State population. Since 2004, Gret is supporting the introduction and dissemination of System of Rice Intensification practice, which has reached, after 4 continuous years of support, its critical mass and self-dissemination point. Such practice led to deep improvement of the paddy production at household level. Based on such successful experience, Gret has started to introduce SRI practice in Ayeyarwaddy Delta in the summer season 2008-09 taking into consideration the specificity of this area and targeting a different population of farmers.