Myanmar’s total rice area is 7.8 million hectares, which yields 4.12 tons/hectare on the average. In a growing population of 60.38 million, best management practices in rice production are introduced to close the rice yield gaps due to unfavorable environments and high postharvest losses.
The CORIGAP project in Myanmar is closely aligned with activities supported by other significant donors (Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund, LIFT, coordinated by the United Nations Office for Project Services, UNOPS, and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, ACIAR). Twelve countries contribute to LIFT, of which one is Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), CORIGAP's donor.
Nine townships across the Ayeyarwaddy Delta and Central Dry Zone were chosen as project sites: Bago, Bogale, Daik-Oo, Labutta, Mandalay, Magway, Maubin, Mawlamyinegyun, and Sagaing.
Key scientists and playersKey scientists: Grant Singleton, David Johnson, Tin Tin Myint, Nyo Me Htwe