The irrigation project in Umphang District, Tak Province, follows on from the profiling project on displaced people in nine temporary shelters along the Thai-Myanmar border. MFLF initiated a project to develop the potential of the displaced for sustainable agriculture at Nu Po Temporary Shelter. To help the community take better care of the forests and reduced the need for shifting cultivation, MFLF worked with the local villagers to establish a comprehensive irrigation system in 2016, from building a check dam, a water retention system, an irrigation network, as well as a water management system. As a result, the villagers had a greater opportunity for agriculture, growing rice and fruit, with a year-long water supply.

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