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Tag is running a bee-keeping project that is benefiting 100,000 vulnerable people in Burma/Myanmar, sponsored by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), a UNOPS affiliate. The project empowers and improves the livelihoods, nutrition and food security for thousands of vulnerable people in Southern Shan by introducing advanced beekeeping training and equipment while strengthening the capacity of local organisations to bring the honey and by products to local and international markets.

TAG and its partner SARA (Sustainable Action for Rural Advancement) are beginning a project to improve the sesame sector in Myanmar, which has the potential to lift hundreds of thousands of families out of poverty. Our project is focused on three townships in Magway District, which have the highest sesame production in the region. It is a two-year project funded by USAID.

With the support of IDRC, an agency of the government of Canada, we are launching a project in Shan State to enhance employability skills for youth ages 18-25 studying in rural-based agricultural education institutions. We will be providing training and mentoring, and facilitating direct linkages with employers, that would unlock the potential employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people in rural areas.

Ma Zar with hives

Plan Bee Beekeeping Project

Tag is delivering a major project to modernise beekeeping in Myanmar (Burma) projected to impact on the lives of 100,000 people by building capacity of the beekeeping and honey production sector in Shan State that will improve employment, skills, nutrition and livelihood opportunities. The project is supported by the United Nations through its affiliate LIFT, a livelihood multi-donor fund for Burma that includes the EU, Australia, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. The project builds upon a pilot and training in beekeeping already delivered in the country by Tag.

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Additional Projects

Unlocking Sesame’s Potential

TAG together with its partner SARA (Sustainable Action for Rural Advancement) are beginning a project to improve the sesame sector in Myanmar, which has the potential to lift hundreds of thousands of families out of poverty. Our project is focused

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Rural Young People Ready for Work

With the support of IDRC, an agency of the government of Canada, we are launching a project in Shan State to enhance employability skills for youth ages 18-25 studying in rural-based agricultural education institutions. We will be providing training and mentoring, and facilitating direct linkages with employers, that would unlock the potential employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people in rural areas, with a particular focus on Shan State.

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Increasing Pollination in Myanmar

With support from the agriculture company Syngenta, Tag is running a pollinator project in Myanmar aimed at developing an education campaign and activities to support the awareness and protection of beneficial pollinators (honey bees) as well as reducing harmful exposure to the risk of agro-chemicals due to incorrect application and lack of protective equipment.

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A Drop of Milk: Enhancing Maternal and Infant Health in Myanmar

Thanks to the support and partnership of the Rotary in Yangon, Myanmar and Seattle, USA, we have launched A Drop of Milk, a midwives training program to enhance prenatal and antenatal maternal and child healthcare in Myanmar. Strengthening capacities of maternal and child healthcare leaders and providers to deliver quality community-based health services, uniquely including attention to child development delays.

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Life Stories 2: Beekeeping Improving Lives

Read two more case studies of how beekeeping is giving new opportunities and changing the lives of villagers in southern Shan in Myanmar.

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Life Stories: Improving Livelihoods

Read two inspiring life stories of how participants in Tag’s beekeeping project have improved their lives. Thar Ngee tells of how he has acquired a taste for honey following his first batch of honey and now plans his to reach 100 hives. Zarzar shares her dream of owning her own apiary and making cosmetics using honey.

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Road Safety

“Traffic injuries are the second highest cause of death in Myanmar/Burma, after malaria” according to Dr. Thit Lwin, Head of the Department of Orthopedics…

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School safety

Tag staff were on hand in the immediate aftermath of  Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar on May 2-3, 2008, killing more than 84,530 people. In addition to the devastating loss of life, much property, including major public buildings, were damaged

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