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Presentation: Mon State livelihoods and rural development strategy

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Analysis of data from CESD’s Mon State Rural Household Survey (2015) forms the basis for recommendations on possible policy options – for the Union and Mon State governments –  to deliver “balanced growth and resilient livelihoods” in Mon State. A presentation to key stakeholders in Mawlamyine, Mon State, in May 2016, provides an overview of CESD’s survey data, key findings and policy recommendations.

Pres_Mon_state_May2016_Page_01The challenges facing the rice and rubber sectors are presented – the rice sector faces rising labor costs, falling productivity and a lack of irrigation; while the rubber sector faces a fall in world prices, the need for increased investment, and a time delay on returns on investment, with about half of Mon State’s rubber trees too young for tapping.

Challenges and policy options for high value crops (fruits, vegetables and pulses), fishing and non-farm sectors are also provided, as well as the opportunities and constraints due to migration (in Mon State, 31% of people aged 15-45 years have migrated).

The presentation was delivered by Dr Zaw Oo, CESD Executive Director, Mateusz Filipski, IFPRI Research Fellow, Prof. Duncan Boughton, Michigan State University, and Paul Dorosh, IFPRI Divisional Director. It is available for downloading via the link below.

Presentation name: Mon State livelihoods and rural development strategy

Presenters: Dr Zaw Oo, CESD, Mateusz Filipski, IFPRI, Prof. Duncan Boughton, MSU, and Paul Dorosh, IFPRI

Supported by: USAID, Michigan State University (MSU), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT)

Presentation date: 2 May 2016

Language: English

Download a copy of the presentation from the following link:

The presentation is also available on the MSU websitehttp://fsg.afre.msu.edu/