Mobilizing and Empowering Myanmar’s Pulses Farmers
Myanmar currently is a country in transition, with ample possibilities for building an inclusive democracy, and with ample challenges involving its entire population in this process. The ultimate aim of Civic Engagement Alliance is to support equality and justice in Myanmar society. The Alliance does so by stimulating partnerships that focus on improving inclusive and sustainable value chains in pulses, beans and oilseed crops, as well as responsible (agri)business herein. In these partnerships Civic Engagement Alliance works with civil society organizations.
A precondition to achieve more inclusive equality is to expand the political space for civil society organizations. Strengthening their lobby and advocacy capacity, in addition to their capacity to be inclusive of marginalized groups, is part of the Alliance’s Theory of Change and is crucial for improving the lives of smallholder farmers. Inclusion of marginalized groups, such as women, young workers, and people with disabilities, ensures that barriers faced by these groups are addressed.