Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Transformations in the lowland rice-based ecosystems in Nyaungdon Township, Myanmar: Implications for farmer productivity and income

IRRI Seminar

By Yolanda Garcia
Consultant, IRRI; and
Professor, Department of Economics
College of Economics and Management
University of the Philippines Los BaƱos

1315-1415 H, Thursday, 20 September 2012
Havener Auditorium, IRRI

Video of Seminar on Ustream (59:20) 
Seminar slides on Scribd


In 1996, IRRI together with the Myanma Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation conducted a baseline survey on the livelihood and productivity of four rice-producing villages in the Ayeyarwardy Division of Myanmar.  In 2004, the same villages were revisited to assess the changes in agricultural production and socioeconomic conditions of farmers in the survey sites. The study specifically aimed to determine the impacts of three new rice-based technologies (i.e., summer rice, double monsoon rice, and rice-fish technologies) that were introduced in the country in 1992 in terms of farm productivity, farmer’s efficiency, and cost effectiveness in input use. It also sought to evaluate the effects of  adoption of these new technologies on farm income and equity in income distribution.

IRRI Seminars are a forum for invited guests to present information and their opinions on topics relevant to international rice research and the work of IRRI.

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