The ‘Economic Empowerment of Highland People through Upgrading of Coffee, Avocado and Elephant Foot Yam Value Chains’ (CAEFY) project is implemented by the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Association (MFVP). The project aims to improve jobs, incomes, and livelihoods for at least 2,000 small agricultural producers in the upland communities of Chin and Shan States.
Kayah Pig Farming: Promoting Inclusive Growth through Swine (PIGS) project, implemented by De Heus Myanmar Co. Ltd., supports pig farmers to increase production and take advantage of the rising demand for pork products.
The Man-Aung Ratana Integrated Coconut Processing Facility project represents the first major manufacturing investment on Man Aung Island, Rakhine State. The project, implemented by Mya Ayer Co. Ltd., is improving livelihoods for coconut farmers and copra makers by improving market conditions, diversifying crops, and creating jobs along the coconut value chain.
Through the Improving Rubber Smallholder Livelihoods Sustainably project, WWF is supporting Dawei Golden Land Co, Ltd, (DGL) to train smallholder suppliers in sustainable/zero deforestation and high yield agricultural practices, and to develop its rubber processing factory to meet sustainability compliance requirements. The project also aims to secure premium international buyers.
The Building a Sector on Textile Traditions project is implemented by Myanmar Artisans Co. Ltd. and Turquoise Mountain Trust. The project aims to enable Myanmar’s diverse textile producers to compete in international markets and drive economic growth by supporting training and skills development for selected artisans.
Rural Development Through Silk Revitalisation is implemented by Pragma Ventures Myanmar Ltd. and Ar Yone Oo Social Development. The project is working to revitalise the Myanmar silk industry through mulberry farm gate activities in Chin State and the launch of a weaving studio in Yangon.
Towards Sustainable Organic Cotton Value Chains in Myanmar is implemented by Sense Organic Import and Trading GmbH and Armstrong Spinning Mills Private Ltd. The project aims to build up non-GM, certified organic cotton in Myanmar by: (i) importing and distributing better quality seeds from India; (ii) providing selected farmers with better quality seeds; and (iii) developing inter-cropping farming systems and good agricultural practices.
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The project Enabling the Sustainable Economic Growth of People with Disabilities (PwD), especially Women, through Innovative Micrfinance and Agricultural Approaches in Mandalay, Bago and Yangon Regions of Myanmar is implemented by the Leprosy Mission Myanmar. The project provides inclusive employment opportunities for PwDs in Yangon, Bago, and Mandalay through its Job Placement Coaches and links with vocational training centres.
Transforming Financial Service Provision through Digital Inclusion is implemented by Vision Fund Myanmar. The project is developing innovative mobile money solutions to reach more of the unbanked population, particularly disadvantaged groups such as women, migrant workers, smallholder farmers, informal businesses, and small enterprises.
SME Supply Chain Financing, implemented by Thura Swiss (Myanmar) Co., Ltd. and Seedstars World Sa, aims to establish a technological platform targeting SMEs and provide a discounting mechanism to allow users to convert invoices into working capital to support greater production and growth.
The #accelerateMM: Using Technology to Grow Inclusive Businesses in Myanmar project is implemented by Phandeeyar. The project is supporting inclusive businesses/social enterprises through their existing incubation and acceleration programmes and plan to accelerate 10-15 enterprises within the AgTech, FinTech, Health, Education, and Inclusive Business sectors .