Modern farming methods is key to  overcoming challenges in agro-sector

Myanmar has made sincere efforts to gain significant achievements in promoting the productivity in from the agricultural sector in the past decades.
However, on the other side, environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity, food wastes, weakness in the security of the life of workers in the food production chain, and the impact impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on food supply chains and on food systems are continuing ongoing occurring.
When it comes to tackling the above challenges, we need to take consideration into the irrigation sector which is also directly impacted by climate change.

Annual data on the water storage capacity in the dams and the volume of irrigation water it can provide to farmland is declining every year.
In this predictable situation, local farmers would also have to do their part to change their farming strategy quickly, climate wise. Market wise, they all must scrutinize which would be the most beneficial and profitable crop.

Farmers, on their part, can choose suitable crops and plan farming methods and inputs to ensure a good harvest.

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, on its part, would review the projects and draw plans to ensure that the people in rural areas enjoy the benefits from the socio economic development projects.

Only good preparation and management can help the country and the people overcome predictable and unpredictable disasters, and reduce their risk.

With Myanmar experiencing the impact of climate change, the agricultural, livestock and irrigation sector, which is related with the climate, needs innovation and systematic management so it can adapt to the changing situation. The plans must also focus on effective use of irrigation water without wastes.

Only good preparation and management can help the country and the people overcome predictable and unpredictable disasters, and reduce their risk.
A change in climate is being witnessed not year by year, but month by month. Crops that grew well in the past may no longer show good yields due to climate change.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will educate and distribute as much news and information as possible to farmers. The government will help and assist them, but farmers and peasants themselves must have the will to study.

Planting methods and crops need to be changed. Continuous study must be undertaken and appropriate and timely changes made.

Encouraging modern farming methods which is adaptable to climate change is playing an important role in helping farmers, who are important for our country’s economy as well as for the food sufficiency of our people, to overcome predictable challenges.

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