Because Business As Usual is NOT working anymore.
CSAID is a multi-stakeholder collaboration platform to accelerate the process of making Myanmar’s agri-food value chains relevant to global supply chains by catalyzing the transformation towards resource-efficient and sustainable food systems while mitigating their impacts on climate change.
Areas of Intervention
Food Safety & Quality
Food Waste & Loss
Bringing about systemic changes require multi-stakeholder collaborations, especially for developing countries such as Myanmar where basic infrastructures and resources are lacking. CSAID leverages on the following mechanisms to intervene in the most vulnerable value chains and communities to create scalable impact.
Incentivisation of Actors
Switch To Green is a technological intervention to connect the plant-based food supply chain gaps while advancing Myanmar's smallholder pulses farmers.
STG leverages on Myanmar's positions as world's second largest exporter and third largest producer of peas and pulses.
As a step in shifting towards sustainable agriculture practices, Lo Tha Laut Thone (apply only what is needed) improves the chemical fertilizer decisions of farmers by leveraging on on-site soil fertility testing by leveraging on NIR Spectroscopy technology.
Lo Tha Laut Thone
LOw Tech for Ensuring Food safety (LOTEF) is an umbrella initiative leveraging on affordable low-tech products to improve food safety and quality in Myanmar's value chains, currently focusing on DryCard™ developed by UC Davis's horticulture Innovation lab under Feed The Future initiative.
CSAID as a multi-stakeholder collaboration platform, it achieves synergies through mutually beneficial collaborations between partners and key stakeholders. Whether the resources are owned or operated by CSAID’s convening organization, MILS, or made available by strategic partners, the resources are cross-utilized for various initiatives and campaigns to create the maximum impact for the beneficiaries of the initiatives.