Yangon, Myanmar – AsiaDHRRA and MyanDHRRA organized a training-workshop, entitled: “Strategies on Building Small Farmers’ Market Bargaining Power”, which gathered around 32 representatives from national and local farmers organizations, local and international NGOs, research institutions, and, faith-based groups working with small farmers. It was held on 21-23 January 2016 at Myanmar Sports Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar.
The training-workshop aimed at developing the understanding of participants and enhancing their skills in utilizing available strategies and tools to build small producers’ market bargaining power. It was anchored by Dr. Nerlie Manalili—AsiaDHRRA’s consultant on agricultural enterprises.
Participants expressed appreciation of the concepts and skills shared during the training. Since most of the participating international and local NGOs are working on education and governance, they conveyed interests to include investments/initiatives on smallholders agricultural in their priority programs and projects.
The training activity is part of the capacity building component of the “Preparing the Grounds to Strengthen Farmers’ Organizations” in Myanmar—a joint project of AsiaDHRRA and MyanDHRRA. The said project is financed through the AgriCord’s cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.