Building on Myanmar’s rich aquatic resources, MYSAP is supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to increase their production and productivity by employing more environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient farming techniques.
This activity is supported by improved access to inputs, to attractive and applicable financing mechanisms, quality standards and certification schemes as well as better education and service provision. The programme will also promote links throughout value chains to connect input suppliers to farmers, transport of aquaculture products, processing and sales to improve transparency and competitiveness to the benefit of SMEs.
MYSAP specifically works with smallholder aquaculture farmers in the coastal regions of Ayeyarwady Division and Rakhine State as well as inland freshwater farmers in Shan State and in the Central Dry Zone in Sagaing Division. The coastal component includes mangrove rehabilitation and reforestation and promotes smallholder polyculture systems as well as the supply of high quality live feed, i.e. artemia.