In March 2020, the Indian government agreed to import 400,000 tonnes of mung beans from Myanmar in the coming fiscal year. Mung beans are an increasingly important export crop in Myanmar.
Listen to the video and identify the name of the Project that is aimed at helping local mung bean farmers.
Listen to the video again and complete the gaps below with NO MORE than TWO WORDS from the audio.
Myanmar is one of the world's largest exporters of pulses, especially mung beans
But smallholder farmers still live in poverty
Mung beans product from farmers is less competitive due to:
low and inconsistent (1) _______
low farm productivity
lack of (2) ________ to good quality of seeds
limited skill and technical knowledge on good agricultural practices
Local mung bean products in vulnerable position in the value chain
Restricted access to enter (3) _______ market segments (e.g Netherlands)
Harvest season female labourers who handpick mung beans have:
no possession of land
no access to resources
no decision power in (4) _________ and community
Pulses, People, Planet and Profit (P4) project aims to reduce poverty
Aims to increase income of 10,000 small holder farmers of which (5) _________ are landless female labourers
In Yangon and Magwe region, improve value chain environment
Predicted to increase premium market purchase volume as well as quality and (6)_________ of mung beans
The project's goals are to:
establish 50 seed multiplication farms in (7)_______ region
develop 50 key farmers in the Yangon region
develop (8) _______ business model for buyers and suppliers
develop 180 service providers on GAP and CSA
hold (9) _______ on lobbying and advocacy for 70 NGO, CSO and CBO's
It is believed the P4 project will improve not only the productivity and quality of mungbean but also the productivity and (10) _________ of life of mung bean farmers.
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