Water users' association enables farmers in Myanmar to double land under irrigation and diversify crops
Most families in Myanmar rely on agriculture to make a living. Water is literally life for tens of millions of its people, enabling them to grow crops and put food on the table. It is vital that water is distributed equitably within and between villages, enabling each family to get their fair share and irrigate their fields, especially in times of drought. However, this resource is often poorly and opaquely managed.
The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) tackled the challenge by assisting farmers in setting up a water users’ association during the…
Photo credit: Madeline Dahm/IWMI