Learning alliance in Myanmar 

Learning alliance meeting in Bogale township, March 18, 2014
Farmers in the lower delta of Myanmar produce low quality rice, hence, sells their produce at a low price. A major reason is labor shortage in the farm communities that results to delays in postharvest activities. In addition, much of the milled rice sold in the market have yellow grains ,so farmers do not get good price for their grains. 

Village-level learning alliances are established in Bogale and Maubin Townships in Myanmar. Current members are composed of farmers, NGOs, millers, and private sectors. The group undergoes a series of learning cycles, where together, they identify problems, share what they have learned, determine solutions to improve their practice, and plan for future learning activities. Current learning topics are on postharvest (drying, harvesting, and storing), and varieties. 

Member agencies/institutions

Department of Agriculture (formerly Myanma Agriculture Services)
Pioneer Postharvest Development Group 
Traders and millers 

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