Golden Plain is a non-government, non-profit local Myanmar organisation that provides training in agriculture, livestock and environment to local communities, with the aim of improving livelihoods and food security.
Golden Plain is staffed by a range of agricultural specialists who work primarily in the field and support staff based in Yangon. Project teams provide technical training and consultation to local communities, under the expert advice of former Myanmar university professors and in conjunction with partner organisations.
Golden Plain began operating as the Golden Plain Agricultural Products Cooperative Society Limited in 1994. In the more than 20 years since, Golden Plain has supported communities in almost every Myanmar state and division. Training in crop husbandry, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Integrated Soil Management (ISM) and the basics of small business operation has increased crop yields, led to a reduction in pest levels and pest control risks and an increase in natural pest control mechanisms and made soils more productive and profitable. Training in land awareness and legislation and human rights has also improved communication channels between farmers and their government representatives.
Golden Plain performed in Reveal International Project in 30 target villages in Mahlaing and Ayartaw townships, Mandalay Region in 2011-2013 aiming to improve the livelihoods of the rural communities by giving the livelihood trainings. Daw Khin Win Myint, woman headed, owned 5 acres of cultivated land is an outstanding beneficiary in Dahatan village, Mahlaing township.Read more