The staff involved in the managing and implementing AVSI's work in Myanmar consists of local staff (40 people), collaborators (50) and Italian expatriate staff. There are several operating offices: Yangon, Myaungmya, Labutta, Pyawbwe, Pekhon, Taunggyi, Loikaw and Myktyina.
An integrated approach to agriculture. The agricultural sector employs nearly two-thirds of the country's workforce and represents the main source of livelihood, income and capital strengthening, and social cohesion. AVSI Foundation works with an integrated approach to food aid to increase agricultural production and improve the population's level of awareness.
Through the organization of training sessions using Farmer Field Schools (participatory agricultural engineering support model with community approach), AVSI spreads best agricultural practices following the principle of 'learning by doing'.
For the younger generations. AVSI in Myanmar carries out educational work in three areas of the country: the Kayah and Shan states and the Ayeyarwady region. In these places, especially in the municipality of Myaungmya, there are many children orphaned by the tsunami and Cyclone Nargis, as well as many children from poor families who are unable to meet their children's educational needs by themselves.
AVSI acts to improve the living conditions of children in schools by educational support. In Kayah state, AVSI is the lead agency of the Education Sector Working Group (ESWG), which calls all local and international organisations working in the field to meet monthly.
Yangon Office: Building No. 190/192, Dagon Tower, 6-A, Corner of Shwe Gone Daing Road and Kabar Aye
Pagoda Road, Yay Tar Shay Ward, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 1 542 870, +95 1 122 0204
Fax: +95 1 559 934