MYCulture: Promoting sustainable aquaculture in rural Myanmar
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." For fish farmers such as Ma Nyo Mya and her husband Hlaing Oo living in Ywar Thit village, a rural village in Myanmar’s central Dry Zone, this quote rings true. They are just two of the 1,293 fish farmers who have established over 1,500 fish ponds since October 2015, through the MYCulture project, funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund (LIFT). MYCulture promotes sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector to improve income, food security and nutrition of small-scale producers and resource-poor vulnerable communities with a particular focus on women and children in the Delta and Central Dry Zone. In partnership with WorldFish, Pact Myanmar implemented MYCulture from October 2015 to November 2019 in four townships of the Dry Zone. Find out more in this video and this photo story.