WITH regard to environmental conservation, Myanmar, being a member of the Convention of Biological Diversity-CBD in 1995, implements the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2015-2020) in cooperation with five subject-wise task forces. Moreover, Myanmar is realizing the Myanmar National Biosafety Framework so as to declare the national biosafety framework and policy.
Emphasis is being placed on the plans of sown acreage for important crops to ensure food sufficiency, production of quality seeds under the arrangements of relevant departments, cooperative societies and companies to distribute quality strains of seeds at fair prices to growers and develop the private seed production industries.
Moreover, it is necessary to change the cultivation of crops depending on the climatic and geographical conditions, cultivate the cash crops and short-term vegetables in the areas with insufficient agricultural water, implement the plans of local food sufficiency and speed up the educative works on agricultural techniques.
Efforts are being made to distribute quality pedigrees of cattle and poultry species in addition to aqua-animals for development of the livestock sector and increase of meat consumption to ensure nutritious sufficiency of the people, enhance high-quality regenerations based on artificial insemination and follow the Good Animal Husbandry Practices-GAHP at the livestock farms.
While narrowing the development gap between the urban and rural areas, the government focuses on the supply of drinking water and electrification to the rural areas, setting up the fund for doing business, the opening of vocational training courses, cooperation with departments and organizations in personal hygiene of the people and prevention of environmental pollution, and coordination with social organizations to provide techniques, capitals and markets for the manageable scale cottage industries.
Regarding environmental conservation, Myanmar became a member of the Convention of Biological Diversity-CBD in 1995. Hence, the government drew the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (2015-2020) to implement the mission on conservation of biodiversity and the Myanmar National Biosafety Framework so as to declare the national biosafety framework and policy.
The government pledges to make further energetic efforts for its tasks with the active participation of the people for ensuring socio-economic life of the people and beautifying of the environment, the sufficiency of nutritious and safe foods, narrowing between the rich and the poor, and development of rural areas in conformity with the theme of World Food Day. GNLM