Thitsar Ooyin: Seeds growing in the “Garden of Loyalty”
Present in Myanmar since 1995, GRET succesfully transformed two microfinance projects into a Myanmar social business: Thitsar Ooyin Company Limited. [Lire la suite]
Since 1995, GRET has been providing innovative responses in Myanmar to reduce the vulnerability of populations and strengthening capacities of governmental institutions while producing references based on its experience.
Myanmar is one of the less developed countries in the ASEAN region. Its economy de-pends mainly on natural resources and agriculture. Limited technical capacities, inadequate infrastructures and administrative constraints are the medium and long term challenges in the agricultural sector. Myanmar is highly vulnerable to climate change: it was even identified as one of the most affected countries between 1994 and 2013.
GRET aims to reduce the vulnerabilities of rural families and small-scale farmers to climate and economic changes and to ensure equal access to technical knowledge and economic services in the Sagaing, Ayeyarwady, Rakhine, Chin and Mandalay regions. It strengthens the capacities of producer groups in order to improve their access to markets for agricultural and livestock products. GRET also supports local organisations and Civil Society organisa-tions to sustainably contribute to improving the livelihood of communities and empowers rural stakeholders to deal with local and national policymakers, public services and the pri-vate sector.
GRET also supports the creation of autonomous services and institutions. It strengthens the capacities of governmental institutions to ensure accountable and equitable services to the Myanmar population. GRET produces references based on its long experience in Myanmar in order to encourage national and regional discussions on policies.
Myint Su, GRET’s representative in Myanmar, took up her position in September 2017. Before joining GRET, she worked for 20 years in the development sector, in particular as a trainer in participatory rural appraisal. She answered our questions.
Myanmar | 01/09/2017 - 30/09/2020
Rosamur project is implemented within the framework of a capacity building program initiated end of 2015, and aiming to improve the quality of environmental services in Myanmar cities through the establishment of a network of ...
Myanmar | 01/12/2016 - 22/12/2019
The project aims at providing access to water to 2,000 households of Mandalay City (Amarapura Township) and at implementing incentive measures for households to connect to the networks. It also consists in reinforcing capacities of the municipality ...
Myanmar | 18/10/2016 - 30/06/2019
The livelihoods system theory considers that livelihoods are formed within social, economic, political and environmental contexts. The full engagement of private, public and civic sectors is necessary to the improvement of the livelihoods for the vulnerable people. The ...
Enhancing livelihood, income generation and resilience of the vulnerable population in South Chin and North Rakhine (Myanmar)
Myanmar | 01/10/2016 - 30/09/2020
Chin and Rakhine States are identified as very vulnerable States in Myanmar, weakened by frequent disasters and confronted to major local challenges. GRET and its partners are implementing an integrated and connected project in 3 Townships of Union ...
Myanmar | 01/08/2016 - 30/11/2018
In the Uplands context, the active engagement of all sectors (private, public, civic) is necessary to deliver the overarching goal of improved livelihoods for people living in poverty in the uplands. All need to be fully engaged and ...
Wash Un-habitat |
Myanmar | 11/05/2016 - 11/07/2016
The present assignment takes place within the framework of a project implemented by UN-Habitat. This project aims at reinforcing the capacities of urban managers in major Myanmar cities through the provision of trainings and the support for the ...
Diversification of Livelihood options by enhancing capacities of small producers (particularly women) and their organizations to benefit from market opportunities
Myanmar | 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016
The present cooperation between ICIMOD and GRET aims to focus on comprehensive capacity building of local NGOs (in particular Chin Organisation for Rural and Agricultural Development, CORAD, which is the implementing organization), local government line departments and local producer ...
Cambodia, Myanmar | 01/12/2014 - 31/12/2017
The context In Myanmar and Cambodia, 70 to 80% of the population lives off agriculture. The poorest among these family farmers are not benefitting from the economic growth being experienced by these countries in recent years. GRET has been ...
Myanmar | 01/06/2013 - 31/05/2016
The overall objectives are twofold: i) to contribute to livelihood security and local governance improvements in rural areas of Myanmar and ii) to support the emergence and strengthening of appropriate services for rural development along with production and ...
Myanmar | 30/05/2013 - 30/04/2019
Since 2008, Myanmar's government has engaged many major institutional changes especially concerning land tenure in order to create a favorable framework for the country economic development. In the same time, private investments in agribusiness have been encouraged. These ...
In Myanmar, millions of farmers are at risk of being considered trespassers on their own land after the adoption of a controversial law. The “Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law” (VFV) was amended and approved by the ...
In Myanmar, almost half of the rural population is said to be landless : it is the highest rate of landlessness in the Mekong region. With agriculture as the engine of Myanmar’s economy, employing more than two thirds ...
Farming Systems in Myanmar : Methodological background and synthesis of field-based studies across five states and regions of Myanmar
| LIFT | 2019
The study draws on the farming systems analysis initiative conducted in 2017 and 2018 across 5 States and Regions of Myanmar, by young scholars and junior researchers. It introduces the Farming Systems Analysis approach and its relevance to better ...
Following the success of the inaugural Regional Land Forum in Hanoi in 2016, the Second Regional Land Forum was held from 28-30th May, 2018, in Bangkok. The Regional Land Forum aims to provide a multi-stakeholder platform for networking ...
Persistence and change in Hakha Chin land and resource tenure: A study on land dynamics in the periphery of Hakha
| GRET | 2018
The research provides a holistic overview of the key changes that affected Northern Chin society from pre-colonial times up to now in villages close to Hakha town where State penetration was stronger than in more remote areas. The study ...
| GRET—Yezin Agricultural University | 2018
This guidebook was written for students, researchers and development practitioners engaged in supporting family farmers in Myanmar and other areas of Southeast Asia. It provides detai led methodological guidance to carry out farming systems analyses.The guidebook provides key ...
Land tenure in rural lowland Myanmar: From historical perspectives to contemporary realities in the Dry zone and the Delta
| GRET | 2017
The study is available in English. The Burmese version is composed of its synthesis and executive summary. This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and ...
| Mekong Region Land Governance | 2017
This guidebook provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society organizations guide communities through the process of documenting customary tenure at the local level. It also provides suggestions for how to build on ...
Proceedings of the national workshop on agroecology transition, 7th and 8th of March 2016, Yangoon, Myanmar
The 2 days’ workshop has been very intense and very fruitful paving the way to some common principles, common understanding and common expectations about agroecology. There are still some works to do in order to define in an encompassing way agroecology ...
Convergence under pressure : Different routes to private ownership through land reforms in four Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
| Comité Technique Foncier et développement ; AFD ; MAEDI | 2015/12
This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s ...
Public institutions and local authorities
Department of Fisheries, Magway Township Development Committee
Operators, NGO and design offices
Care, Action Against Hunger, Welthungerhilfe (WHH), WorldFish, Network Activities Group (NAG), Pact Global Microfinance Fund (Pact), Corad, Swissaid, Ratana Metta Organisation (RMO), Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH).
Suez Consulting, Thitsar Ooyin
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