Project profile — Improving Market Opportunities for Women Agricultural Producers

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Improving Market Opportunities for Women Agricultural Producers - Overview
MEDA - Mennonite Economic Development Associates (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011098)
2015-03-20 - 2021-06-30
Country / region • Myanmar (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Public sector policy and administrative management (15110) (15.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (10.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services
Education/training in banking and financial services (24081) (30.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural inputs (31150) (5.00%)
• Agriculture
Agricultural education/training (31181) (10.00%)
• Industry
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (30.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to increase women agricultural producer’s contribution to Myanmar’s economic growth. It works with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), small and medium-sized enterprises, central and state governments, and financial institutions to increase access to credit, inputs, market linkages, and new technologies for women. The project also works directly with 25,000 women in Shan and Karen states to increase their income and status as economic actors and leaders in their communities. Project activities include: (1) providing training to women and men on gender equality and women in leadership principles; (2) linking women producers to savings groups; (3) mentoring women in leadership positions; (4) creating a capacity building program for local NGOs, enabling them to deliver market services to women producers; (5) providing matching grants to small and medium-sized enterprises for technology upgrades; and (6) designing new and improved financial products for women producers in partnership with financial institutions.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased income and status of women small producers as economic actors and leaders in their communities; and (2) strengthened provision of goods and services to women small producers by Myanmar public and private actors.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer was offered to 7 local facilitating partners, with an overall engagement of 11,073 women producers, 899 women lead farmers, 129 women sales agents, and 1,165 women savings group members in 194 villages of 8 townships in Shan and Kayin States; (2) women small producers’ productivity and income was increased through project training and improved agricultural practices, such as the production and use of high-quality certified seeds, improved soil and water management, proper storage and post-harvest loss prevention practices; and (3) agreements were established and partnerships were formalized with nine private sector partners, and nine micro, small and medium enterprises, to support agri-businesses and provide new technologies and market opportunities for women producers.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
12-08-2021 Disbursement -$101,671
12-08-2021 Disbursement $101,671
12-08-2021 Disbursement $161,671
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