The United States recognizes the ongoing reform efforts to build a modern, peaceful, and democratic country and welcomes the opportunity to deepen engagement with the people of Burma and their government.
Investments in food security and nutrition provide an opportunity to improve lives and expand economic growth in Burma, particularly in the remote upland areas. Burma is one of the largest and poorest countries in Southeast Asia with 26 percent of the population living below the national poverty line. More than one-third of child deaths are due to undernutrition and 35 percent of children under age five are stunted, or short for their age. An estimated 17 percent of households in Burma are food-insecure.
USAID aims to partner with the Government of Burma, in collaboration with other development partners, civil society, the private sector, and other key stakeholders, to sustainably reduce hunger and poverty through targeted investments in agriculture and nutrition.
Last updated: October 29, 2013