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New organic project initiated in Myanmar
In the middle of the summer of 2020, ADDA initiated its first project in Myanmar. The overall goal is to improve the livelihood of small farmers in the Pa-O Self-Managed Zone in the Southern Shan State The pilot project focuses on knowledge transfer and capacity building in organic farming. Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia and is predominantly dependent on agriculture with a low level of productivity. But there is potential to develop a niche market for growing organic products on Myanmar’s fertile soil and help increase the amount and value of locally produced crops and improve the standard of living of small farmers.
The actual project called ORGAP initiated April 2022 and is finansed by Danish CISU
Read more about the project here
Vietnamese Organic Day – Conference in Ho Chi Minh City
In September, the 4th Vietnamese Organic Day was held – a significant event in sustainable agriculture organized by Vietnam Organic Agricultural Association (VOAA) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Ho Chi Minh City.
The conference attracted 500 participants who actively participated in a number of activities and debates on the development of organic agriculture and other products based on nature’s raw materials. The conference brings together representatives of all part of the entire eco-industry and has become a dynamic platform for discussions of organic farming and sustainable agricultural practice to promote a vision for a healthier and greener future
VOAA is currently ADDA’s most important partner in Vietnam and the collaboration takes place under the auspices of the project: “Empowerment of Small-Scale Farmers Through The Unification of the Organic PGS Network (ESUP)” funded by CISU. See more about the project here
News & Views Magazine
November 2023 edition is out now. Read it here
Find earlier editions of the magazine here.
Two important milestones reached in Tanzania
In the middle of the year, we reached important milestones in the efforts to develop the value chain for organically grown sunflower by small-scale farmers in Tanzania. With the help of ADDA/AMDT´, organically grown sunflower has arrived on the market and we expect that both US- and EU organic certificates are in place by December, so that sunflower oil and sunflower residual can be exported.
The two previous years widespread drought have hampered the farmers’ cultivation of the crop, but this year 700 certified farmers have harvested approx. 500 tonnes – however somewhat less than the initial forecasts showed. It also seems that the market mechanism with pricing based on supply and demand works, because prices have risen from approx. TZS 700/kg until now approx. TZS 900/kg (DKK 2.45/kg). Even more positive is that many of the certified farmers can afford to store parts of the harvest in anticipation of better prices in November/December.
Read more here
On a study trip in the rice field
In the village of Hop I in the Phong Tho district in Lau Chau, the people received in October a distinguished visit from a delegation with several decision-making authority representatives, among others from the district agricultural authorities. They came to see how people in the village through the project work with SRI rice cultivation (System Rice Intensification). It is a new method to increase the yield by using less water, using younger seedlings, as well as improving weeding etc. At the same time, it is also more sustainable because significantly smaller amounts of pesticides are used. Village representatives told they expected to harvest as much as 8.5 tons with the new cultivation methods compared to 1.5 tons with the old method. The visit was instructive for the authorities and the expressed interests to spread the method and also to assist other villages in incorporating the new method. Read more here about VOF-project
New EAC project initiated in Cambodia
The project will further develop two established provincial umbrella organizations – one for 15 agricultural cooperatives (ACs) in Siem Reap province, as well as one for 9 ACs in Oddar Meanchey province. There is a focus on the cooperative’s ability meeting the needs of the poor farmers for assistance. The photo shows the participants at the introductory workshop in June at the start of the project.
See more about the EAC-project here
Development of local communities – part of VOF project
The ongoing VOF Project in Vietnam includes a special activity called “Small-scale community development projects”. These are smaller development projects that people in the villages carry out together in order to improve ability to make better decision on initiatives to improve conditions in the village. See more about the VOF project here.