Project implemented during the last 6 years from 2008 to 2013

(a) Integrated Watershed Management for Natural Disaster Preparedness and Climate ChangeAdaptation in Myanmar(K-MMR-0701-0001)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Kachin State, Shan State, Magwe Region and Ayeyarwady Region . Total project budget was USD 356,310 and the project period was 2 years and 4 months from 1.2.2007 to 30.6.2009. Under the project, establishment of community forests, planting of fruit trees and medicinal plants, electricity supply by hydro-power, contour terrace farming, agroforestry, digging surface and tube wells for clean water supply and mangrove plantation were successfully implemented in the project areas.

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Integrated Watershed Management in Kalaw Township

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Active participation of young and old Kachin people in community forestry

(b) Immediate Emergency Relieffor Cyclone Nargis affected people in Myanmar (K-MMR-0805-0001)

In response to the calls for assistance to the Nargis affected people in 2008, this project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region. The project budget was USD 505,519 and the project period was 8 months from 1st May to 31st December 2008. Under the project, rice, cooking oil, salt, drinking water, turpaulin and T-shirts were distributed free of charge for 11 times to about 4000 households (about 18,000 people) in 26 villages in Pyapon township.

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Transportation of  relief goods distributed by DKH/FREDA

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The smooth hand-over of rice, oil and salt to the village distributed by DKH/FREDA

(c) Food security-related relief and rehabilitation projects after Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar (Distribution of paddy seed and agricultural machinery) (K-MMR-0806-0004)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe(DKH) of Germany, in Ayeyarwady Region from 1st June to 31st November 2008. The project budget was USD 136,010. The main objective was to help the Cyclone Nargis hit communities to recultivate the damaged farmland using quality paddy seeds and power tillers and diesel to work in time for their food security in place of lost cattles. Under the project, paddy seeds, diesel oil and power tillers were distributed free of charge to the farmers from 7 villages in Gayan village tract in Bogale Township.

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Power tiller ready for distribution to the farmers in Cyclone affected area

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A power tiller donated by DKH is seen ploughing a paddy field

(d) Rehabilitation of houses and construction of Cyclone shelters in Myanmar (KMMR- 0810-0006).

This project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Cyclone Nargis affected areas in Ayeyarwady Region. The project budget was USD 2,240,665 and the project period was 1 year and 7 months from 1.10.2008 to 31.5.2010. Under the project, 4 School-cum-Cyclone shelters, 500 rural houses, 7 piers , 1 bridge, 1 ware house cum rest house were constructed in Bogale and Pyapon township within the project period.

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School-cum-Cyclone Shelter at Oakpokwin Chaung village

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Htawpaing (Shwepyiaye) village housing complex

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Reinforced Concrete Pier constructed at Kontanpauk village

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FREDA Warehouse-cum-Rest House constructed at Shwe Pyi Aye village

(e) Rehabilitation and disaster preparedness in Nargis affected areas of Ayeyarwady Region, Myanmar through sustainable landuse and renewable energy (K-MMR-0901- 0001)

This project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region for 2 years from 1.1.2009 to 31.12.2010. The project budget was USD 230,720. Under the project, formation of wind break forest plantation, income generating with bee-keeping, distribution of fruit tree seedlings, introduction of renewable energy such as rice husk gasifiers, solar and wind energy for lighting, and testing oil seeds, were implemented during the project period.

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Wind break plantation at Mingalar Thaungtan village

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Distribution of fruit tree seedlings to villagers for income generation

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Electricity provided by solar power system at Oakphokwin Chaung SCCS

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Lighting of village-street lamp posts powered by the gasifier at Bobagone village

(f) Mangrove reforestation and community forestry in Hpo Oo San village

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Myanmar Environmental Rehabilitation Network (MERN) in Hpo Oo San village, Tebinseik village tract, Pyapon township, Ayeyarwady Region for one year from 1st April 2011 to 31st March 2012. The project budget was FEC 20,000. The main objective was to improve the environmental condition through mangrove reforestation and hence to provide better livelihood of the rural people living in the target area . Under the project, about 60 acres (24 ha) of community forest plantation was established near Hpo O0 San village with the active participation of 23 user’s groups of the target village . The survival percentage of that plantation counted in December, 2012 was 80.6% and hence it was successfully completed.

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Mangrove plantation at Hpo Oo san Village

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Survival Counting with students at Oakphokwin Chaung village

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Oakphokwin Chaung Mangrove Nursery

(g) Disaster risk reduction and sustainable landuse in the Ayeyarwady Delta after the Cyclone Nargis (K-MMR-0912-0003)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region for a period on years from 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2012. The project budget was Euro 345,886. The main objective was to develop and extend the activities for disaster risk reduction and introduce sustainable land use system related with life security, agriculture, forestry, fresh water supply, poverty alleviation and uplift of the standard of living for the people in the target villages. Under the project, high ground-cum-pond (HGP) for life security, construction of school-cum-cyclone shelter (SCCS), water harvesting scheme using earthen pots and gutters, provision of school furniture and teaching aids, and training for local community and field staffs were successfully implemented during the project period.

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Earthen pots ready for distribution to the villagers at Ahpyin Bokchaung village

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Studying at School-cum-Cyclone Shelter at Taungya Chaung village

(h) Disaster preparedness and rehabilitation measures for remote villages in Ayeyarwady Delta (K-MMR-1012-0003)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region for 2 years from 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2012. The project budget was Euro 205,479. The main objective was to provide some appropriate development activities as disaster preparedness and rehabilitation measures in remote and poor villages which are prone to natural disaster and more vulnerable in Ayeyarwady Region. Under the project, construction of school-cum-cyclone shelter (SCCS), construction of rural housing, village electrification with rice husk gasifier, establishment of village wood-lots, distribution of earthen pots for storage of drinking water, distribution of furniture for village schools and testing of coconut oil as alternative energy were implemented during the project.

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School-cum-cyclone Shelter at Ah lang Taing village

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School-cum-cyclone Shelter at Taungyar Chaung village

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Village wood-lots at Mingalar Thaungtan village

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Experiment on oil testing

(i) Mangrove Reforestation Program (phase III)

This project is being implemented with the financial and technical assistance of Action for Mangrove Reforestation (ACTMANG) of Japan for a period of 6 years from 2009 to 2014. It was started since 1999 and it has reforested a total of 1,239 ha (3,195 ac.) with fast-growing mangrove species in some parts of Pyindaye and Kadonkani reserved forests in Ayeyarwady Delta. The main objective is to establish community plantations with mangrove species in the areas where natural mangrove forests were depleted and degraded due to encroachment and many other causes. Under the project Phase III , it is planned to reforest 750 ha within 6 years. Up to the end of 2013, about (625 ha) has been established in cooperation with the communities of the target areas .

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Old Plantation at Wagone village (2000)

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Mangrove Plantation at Kangyibaayegone (2006)

(j) Disaster risk reduction and sustainable landuse (20100248 G)

The project has been implemented with the financial assistance of Evangelischer Entwicklungsdients EED of Germany in Ayeyarwady Region and Kachin State for a period on years from 1st October 2010 to 30th September, 2013 . The project budget was Euro 310,000. The main objective was to conserve the natural forests and establish forest plantation for protection against natural disaster and to improve the income generation of the rural population in the target areas. Under the project, formation of green belt plantation along the coastal areas, community forest conservation in Ayeyarwady delta, distribution of fruit tree seedlings to local people, introduction of System for Rice Intensification (SRI), rain forest conservation for 540 ha. and 15 mini hydro power plants constructed in Kachin State during the project period .

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Practice of System for Rice Intensification (SRI) at Shwepyiaye village

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Fruit trees plantation established in 2-Bawathit village

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Wind break plantation established near Mingalar Thaungtan village

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Installation of mini hydro-power unit in progress at Prawn Bum Community Forest

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Num Htaung CF with Thit Hmwe (Aquilaria agallocha) trees planted along contour terrace in Kachin State

(k) Sustainable management of Peatland forest in Myanmar

The project has been implemented with the financial assistance of European Union (EU) through Global Environmental Centre (GEC) based in Malaysia. The project period is initially 2 years from 1st November 2011 to 31st October 2013. The project budget is USD 90,000. The main objective is to explore the peatland in the whole country and put under sustainable management and National Action Plan (NAP). Under the project , about 390 soil samples have been tested at about 232 locations in (20) townships in (9) States/ Regions . Two case studies are being conducted relating to carbon storage at Heho Basin and Livelihood on peat land in Inle area.

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ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy

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Peat soil at Heho Basin, Kalaw Township

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Peat assessment with GEC team

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Field survey at Training of Trainers (TOT)

(l) Environmental conservation in Nga Moe Yeik watershed of Yangon Region

The project has been implemented with the financial assistance of Total SA and Yadanar Consortium in Hlegu township, Yangon Region for a period of 2 years from lst January 2012 to 31st December 2013. The project budget is USD 200,000. The main objective is to restore the depleted and degraded forests of the Nga Moe Yeik watershed with formation of fuel wood plantations and fruit trees for both soil conservation and environmental restoration as well as provision of additional income from fruit trees for poverty alleviation. Under the project, 200 acres of mixed fuel wood plantation are being established in some depleted forest in Hlegu township with the active participation of local communities. About 60 acres of forest plantation in the first year was successfully completed with a survival percentage of 96% in December counting of 2012.

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Nursery at Taung Htan Myaung village

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Successful agro-forestry plantation at Taung Htan Myaung village

(m) Small scale Aqua-forestry to be developed in mangrove reforestation area, Ayeyarwady Delta

This project has been implemented with the financial assistance of Network Activities Group – Wetland Alliance in Pyapon Township, Ayeyarwady delta for two years from 31st July 2012 to 31st December 2013. The project budget is about USD 61,744. The main objective is to introduce the Aqua-forestry practice in some poor village s for increasing additional income while conserving community forest nearby. Under the project, preparation of sites and fencing, construction of ponds for fishery and crab breeding, supporting for aqua seeds and feeding, provision of technical training and demonstration are done in the target villages in Pyapon Township.

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Mangrove friendly crab culture at Kywete village

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Small scale fish culture ponds at Wakone village

(n) Reforestation for the development of small farmers in the context of Climate Change (K-MMR-2013-5017)

The project is being implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Magwe Region for one year from 25th February 2013 to 28th February 2014. The project budget is Euro 60,000. The main objective is to develop an alternative sustainable land use system in the sloping farm land of Dry Zone area for environmental conservation as well as livelihood security of the poor farmers. Under the project, about 96,800 seedlings of fuel wood species and fruit trees such as mango were planted on 80 acres in 6 villages in Mindon Township in June and July 2013. Compensation fee of kyats 100,000 per acre were given to the land owner and another kyats, 100,000 will be paid depending on the survival percentage of planted trees in December counting in 2013.

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Young Plantation

(0) Emergency relief for flood-affected people in Kayin and Mon States – Myanmar (K-MMR-2013-5053)

The project was implemented with the financial assistance of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH) of Germany in Kayin and Mon State during September and October 2013.The project budget was Euro 30,000. The main objective is to distribute emergency relief for flood-affected people in Kayin and Mon States. Under the project, essential commodities such as rice, cooking-oil, salt, pulse and purified drinking water were distributed free of charge to those families who suffered the severe impact of flood which occurred in September 2013 in those areas.

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Coordination with local authorities for distribution of relief items

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Distribution of relief items to the affected victims

(P) Tree planting programme in cooperation with City Mart.

Tree planting programme has been launched in Yangon Region with the donation of City Mart since 2011 . Under this programme, City Mart donated about ten million kyats each year and FREDA planted over 10,000 medium sized seedlings in the compounds of schools, monasteries, parks and along the road-sides in Yangon Region, with active participation of local people and City Mart staffs .

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Planting seedlings at monastery compound

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Tree Planting cooperate with community

(q) Scholarship programme-Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF)-Japan

The programme has been implemented with the financial assistance of Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) of Japan since 1998. Under this program, financial support is provided to the outstanding scholars of local universities leading to M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in various fields related to environmental sciences such as Forestry, Ecology, Botany, Biology and Zoology etc. NEF also provides undergraduate stipends to the top ten students of first year up to graduation, while studying at the University of Forestry. Up to now, a total of 99 scholarship including 33 M.Sc and 66 Ph.D candidates have been awarded under NEF post-graduate scholarship programme and 64 thesis and dissertation were being kept at both NEF and FREDA office .

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Dissertation (Ph.D – 27 Nos.)

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Thesis (M.SC – 37 Nos.)

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Environmental Education to students at Tebinseik village

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Staff Capacity Development Training No-2-2013

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