News & Events

Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development has been awarded funding by the United Kingdom's Department of International development (DfID) to explore, expand and improve existing market opportunities for smallholder farmers in the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone. The project will have a strong emphasis on assisting women and farmers in isolated and impoverished areas.

On World Bamboo Day September 18, bamboo craftsman from MIID’s project areas in Let Maung Gwe village tract, Southern Shan State, visited Yangon to show off their products at the World Bamboo Day event at the Excel River View Hotel. 
The product showing was a success, and their stand drew the attention of the organizers who were surprised to learn that they had only been making bamboo handicrafts for a year and a half.

During the last week of August a delegation from Bhutan visited the MIID Himalica Pilot Project in Shan State. The nine officials came from Tsirang District where the Bhutanese government is implementing its own Himalica Pilot Project with support from ICIMOD.

The Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) Annual Planning Conference commenced with the arrival of teams from across Myanmar. Two days of travel for the Chin State team and one day of travel for the Yangon staff brought excited, if slightly weary travellers to Nyaungshwe Shan State, the entrance to Inlay Lake and tourist hub of the region.

MIID's Executive Director Joern Kristensen has written an article for Frontier Magazine advising the Myanmar government to follow up on the anticipated cancellation of the Myitsone Dam project. The full article is in the link below:

February 23rd marked the official opening of LIFT’s new nutrition, resilience and income programs in Chin state, of which MIID is an implementing partner through the project 'Securing Positive Nutritional Outcomes through Agriculture Extension, Nutritional Education and Institution Building in Rural Chin State' (NOAC). Dignitaries travelled from across Myanmar to attend the opening in Hakha’s Carson Hall.


10 March 2017

Following Public Participation and Natural Resources Management Trainings conducted at the end of 2016 in six villages along the Ayeyarwaddy and Thanlwin, MIID provided Agriculture Trainings at the request of communities between February and March 2017. This training aimed to improve the knowledge of the communities in agricultural practices and farming methods, increase their yields and to reduce use of chemicals inputs.

On Friday January 13th, 30 International Agriculture and Rural Development (IARD) students and their professors from Cornell University in New York and ten local students from Yezin Agricultural University and Pathein University visited the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development headquarters in Yangon.

15 December 2016

“Let’s work together for a Healthy River” is the slogan enthusiastically developed by villagers from Myit Poe Kyon Sein, Bogale township in the Ayeyarwaddy delta, when discussing monitoring of river health with MIID trainers. “