Community perceptions of the impacts of climate change on agriculture in Myanmar’s central dry zone

Aung Tun Oo
Food Security Policy Project Research Highlights

Findings highlight the need for greater attention to the challenges posed to agriculture in the CDZ by a changing climate, but they also show that farmers and the communities of which they are part are capable of adapting to these pressures. To support this process, further research on locally adapted climate tolerant crop varieties is required. This effort should take into account existing indigenous knowledge, farming practices and genetic resources. The increasing intensity and variability of climate events and reductions in rainfall must also be consciously incorporated into the design of irrigation strategies and irrigation infrastructure development and renovation plans.