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The Myanmar Agriculture and Community Development Workshop was held February 2-5, 2016 in  Pyin Oo Lwin, outside of Mandalay Myanmar.


  1. 2016-02-02 A brief overview of the history of ECHO Asia, its purpose and goals, and the services it offers to development practitioners working in Asia.
  2. 2016-02-02 In this talk Boonsong presents two appropriate techniques for sustainable land use: foundations for farming (a method of conservation agriculture) and gasifier stoves (which help produce biochar that can be used as a soil amendment). Boonsong gives step-by-step principles and methods for each.
  3. 2016-02-02 The history and potential of utilizing green manure cover crops (GMCCs) in sustainable small-scale agriculture. In this talk, Dr. Win also shares Yezin’s research on the GMCC Gliricidia.
  4. 2016-02-02 An explanation of hybrid true potato seeds, their advantages over tubers, and methods for growing
  5. 2016-02-02 An explanation of what vegetable grafting is, considerations that should be made, and step-by-step methods graft vegetables
  6. 2016-02-02 A reflection on the current situation concerning rural agriculture and community development in Myanmar, as well as some possible considerations for moving forward.
  7. 2016-02-02 An introduction to fruit tree propagation and overview of various techniques such as air layering, budding, grafting, and topping.
  8. 2016-02-02 In this talk, Kittichai gives an overview of integrated pest management (IPM) and one IPM technique, the use of fungi beuveria as a natural insecticide. Kittichai shares how beuveria can be replicated and used in community development projects
  9. 2016-02-02 A presentation on utilizing local food knowledge in the context of community development. The need for agrobiodiversity and the potential of “neglected and underutilized species” to address current problems. This presentation also discusses methods for surveying and identifying underutilized...

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