Baseline study corn SAPA in Myanmar

Baseline study corn SAPA in Myanmar

In preparation of the implementation of the various result areas within the SAPA project a baseline study regarding both corn and broiler farmers needed to be conducted.

In the beginning of 2016 two baseline studies regarding corn took place in Myanmar. The field location of these studies were placed in Shan State (Taunggyi township) and Ayeryawady (Hinthada township). The teams occupied with this interesting task were composed out of different backgrounds: agronomists, agricultural economists, corn experts, students, Asians and Europeans. The well-known and popular Rapid Diagnostic Appraisal (RDA) method was used for this baseline-study. A RDA empowers people to analyse their own situations and challenges, show their own solutions and how they would implement these solutions. RDA is a process and method that can be used to learn about the context, conditions and perceptions of various actors in a product chain.

In total 247 respondents were interviewed of which 217 corn farmers (38 female) and 30 other corn chain actors, such as extension officers, government officials, corn traders and input suppliers.

The results are translated in a baseline study report which forms the basis for the implementation of the SAPA project.