Title of document: Case study one “Agroecology for resilient and sustainable livelihoods of natural disaster affected communities in Myanmar: Lessons from the STRONG project approach to farmer field schools (FFS) in Chin State and Sagaing Region”

Authors: Ar Yone Oo-SDA and Chalmers University of Technology

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Ministry/Government Agency/Organisation: Ar Yone Oo-SDA, Chalmers University of Technology, GRET/ALiSEA

Year of publication: 2018

Geographic focus: Myanmar

Main issues / topics addressed (for example: Reasons to promote agroecology for disaster affected communities; How do disaster affected communities learn about agroecology?; Promoted practices: Agroecology for productive crops and fertile soils……)

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Summary:

This brief (i) provides an introduction to the STRONG project approach to adult learning in FFS, (ii) documents agroecological practices that the initiative promotes in target communities and (iii) presents key insight from the STRONG project for inter-organisational learning and knowledge exchange. The presentation builds on results of a collaboration between Ar Yone Oo (Myanmar) and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), formed to document lessons from the STRONG project implementation process, and assess project beneficiaries’ experiences with promoted agroecological practices