Acronym: 
FSWG
Network
University or Research Institution
Phone number: 
09 4250 26461~2

Location

114 Dana Theikdi Street, Ward No.8 Mayangone Township
Yangon , Yangon
Myanmar
Yangon MM
Working languages: 
Burmese
English

What is the FSWG?

The FSWG professional network of local, international NGOs, Community Based Organizations and individuals who are working and interested in food security related issues in Myanmar. The FSWG addresses cross-cutting social, economic, ethnic, and environmental issues in food security through capacity building, managing knowledge and information, and advocacy, through effective network collaboration, communication, monitoring and evaluation, and organisational performance.

Vision

For all women, men and children of Myanmar, at all times, to have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Mission

  • To improve the quality of, and the enabling environment for, food security interventions and policies implemented in Myanmar through mobilising the collective capacities of the network to:
  • Build the capacity of food security actors in Myanmar to deliver food security programs;
  • Manage information and knowledge that enables more effective action to achieve food security in Myanmar;
  • Advocate to decision-makers within political, economic, and social systems and institutions that effect food security in Myanmar so that they are influenced to take action for greater food security;
  • Coordinate the utilisation of scarce resources and capabilities for addressing food security in Myanmar; and
  • Enable the FSWG to maintain the highest standards of excellence and integrity for a network organisation, responding to the needs of its members by being efficient, transparent, impact-oriented, collaborative, communicative, and enabling.

Food Security Working Group Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2015
Myanmar

Documentary by the Land Core Group Myanmar, where 70% of the Myanmar population are smallholder farmers, about the challenges faced by poor farmers from land grabbing and land dispossession in rural Myanmar...Interviews with land activists and dispossessed farmers in different parts of the country... sections on: resistance to land-grabbing; Myanmar land law and policies (where customary tenure and women's land rights are not explicitly recognised); efficiency of smallholder practice...

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2011
Myanmar

This report provides an overview of issues related to upland smallholder land tenure. The immediate
objective of the report is to promote a shared understanding of land tenure issues by national-level
stakeholders, with a longer term objective of improving the land tenure, livelihood and food security of
upland farm families. The report is intended for government and non-government agencies, policy
makers and those impacted by policy. The report covers four main areas: status of and trends in upland

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2011
Myanmar

This report provides an overview of issues related to upland smallholder land tenure. The immediate
objective of the report is to promote a shared understanding of land tenure issues by national-level
stakeholders, with a longer term objective of improving the land tenure, livelihood and food security of
upland farm families. The report is intended for government and non-government agencies, policy
makers and those impacted by policy. The report covers four main areas: status of and trends in upland

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2010
Myanmar

Access to land for smallholder farmers is a critical foundation for food security in Myanmar's uplands. Land tenure guarantees seem to be eroding and access to land becoming more difficult in some upland areas. If this trend continues it may have negative impacts for food security and undermine environmental and economic sustainability. This briefing paper explores the relationship between land tenure and food security, as well as key institutional and other factors that influence land access and tenure for smallholder farmers in the uplands today.

Policy Papers & Briefs
November 2010
Myanmar

Access to land for smallholder farmers is a critical foundation for food security in Myanmar's uplands. Land tenure guarantees seem to be eroding and access to land becoming more difficult in some upland areas. If this trend continues it may have negative impacts for food security and undermine environmental and economic sustainability. This briefing paper explores the relationship between land tenure and food security, as well as key institutional and other factors that influence land access and tenure for smallholder farmers in the uplands today...

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