This is summary of the report “The Ageing of Myanmar’s Farmer Population: Implications for Agriculture and Food Security” to assess the ageing trends of Myanmar’s farming population. The report considered three main questions: the future age profile of Myanmar’s smallholder agriculture population, the implications of an older farming population for Myanmar’s agricultural future, and the broad policy and practice steps which would help Myanmar to best position itself for this future.
The methodology for the study comprised a literature review; secondary analysis of the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census; and fieldwork in a sample of areas in the Dry Zone and Delta including focus group discussions, semi-structured key-informant and gate-keeper interviews, and a household survey (600 households). The full study is available online.
Published: HelpAge International (Asia Pacific Regional Office), 2017
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