Why does CSAID exist ?
New food systems are rapidly transforming at a global scale towards sustainable production and consumption practices while Myanmar is still within its old food systems struggling to fulfill minimum food safety and quality requirements. Myanmar’s agriculture and food sector, which employs 70% of workforce and contribute 38% of GDP, must take urgent actions to make its value chains relevant again to the changing global dynamics so that millions of rural households and urban livelihoods depending on the sector can sustain themselves and thrive.
CSAID is a multi-stakeholder collaboration platform led by MILS, a profit-for-purpose organization based in Myanmar getting involved in critically urgent areas such as food safety and security.
CSAID together with its strategic partners and key stakeholders aims 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.
What do we do?
As a collaboration platform, CSAID takes on any idea, inspiration, initiative or campaign within its areas of intervention to advance to a level demonstrating its social and environmental impacts to scale up further to benefit wider communities. Very often, CSAID prioritizes initiatives or activities which will strengthen the most potential value chains for new food systems or make the existing approaches circular.
Who do we do it with?
CSAID is partner-agnostic. It works with any private or public bodies regardless of their profit-orientation, size of organization or geographical location as long as the collaborator or partner adds a meaningful value to the joint-efforts.
What are the Zones of Influence?
As a value chain-centered collaboration platform, CSAID focuses, but not limited to, embark on the initiatives which target the regions where Myanmar's most potential yet vulnerable value chains exist. Most of the time, it is focused on Myanmar, however if an initiative, upon establishing its proof of concept, potentially benefits beyond Myanmar for example Switch To Green, CSAID will then invest its resources in nurturing the initiative to scale up cross-regional.