Scholarships for Upland Agriculture and Food Security

4 Myanmar nationals to commence their study programs as IDRC-SEARCA scholars

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KHON KAEN, Thailand – Coinciding with the start of the academic year, four Myanmar nationals have been chosen to complete the second cohort of graduate scholars under The Southeast Asian Upland Agriculture Fellowships project.

All 4 new awardees will take up Master of Rural Development Management in Khon Kaen University (KKU) in Thailand. The degree program is a 15-month intensive collaborative curriculum that “aims to raise understanding of principles, process, issues and problems confronting rural societies in developing countries, and to identify approaches for their betterment.” Before starting their postgraduate studies, the new scholars also attended the 2-week Preparation Course for International Students offered by the KKU Graduate School which included modules on the English and Thai languages, and a cultural trip.

The new scholars are as follows:





Mr. San Lwin

The Impact of Upland Agriculture and Food Security in Chin State of Myanmar


Mr. Zin Wai Aung

Factors Affecting the Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures in Central Dry Zone: A Case Study of Taungtha Farmers


Ms. Wai Mar Lynn

Improving Rice-Based Upland Cropping Systems Information for Sustainable Agriculture Development in Myanmar


Ms. Cho Zin Thet

Impact of Natural Resources Degradation on the Agricultural Production and Food Security of Rural Society


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