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Agriculture and livelihood flood impact assessment in Myanmar

Source(s):  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters (FAO)
Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI)
Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development (MLFRD)
World Food Programme (WFP)

This report assesses the disaster impact of the cyclone Komen on agriculture and rural-based livelihoods of affected populations in Myanmar. The assessment was conducted in the six most-affected regions/states of Ayeyarwady, Bago, Chin, Magway, Rakhine and Sagaing. It was co-led by FAO and WFP under the framework of the Food Security Sector in partnership with UN women, World Vision, CESVI, CARE, JICA and LIFT.

On 30 July 2015, Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh bringing strong winds and additional heavy rains to Myanmar, resulting in floods and landslides. According to the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, 122 people lost their lives and up to 1.624.000 people were displaced. In addition, 525.330 ha of farmland were inundated with reports of a significant impact on crop production, particularly rice which is considered the staple commodity in the country.

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  • Agriculture and livelihood flood impact assessment in Myanmar
  • Publication date 2015
  • Number of pages 60 p.

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