• Photo: Benny Manser for Mercy Corps

The context

Recent large political reforms have resulted in opposition parties, relaxed media censorship, and thawing relations with countries like the United States. Yet Myanmar’s socio-economic situation remains extremely dire. Heavy reliance on agriculture for livelihoods makes communities vulnerable to droughts, floods and tropical cyclones, all of which are liable to increase in intensity with climate change.

Our work

  • Agriculture & Food: Providing tools, high-quality seeds and skill-building to boost rice production; funding roads and other infrastructure to connect remote farmers to markets
  • Economic opportunity: Running resource centers for vocational and agricultural training and resources that grow household incomes
  • Women & Gender: Helping women organise village vegetable gardens that provide food for their families and turn them into businesses for additional income