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Livelihood and food security trust fund (LIFT)


Initiative timeframe: 2013/2014

Total initiative costs

€ 700,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans -
  • Grants € 700,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 20.11.2015


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The Italian Development Co-operation participates in the “Livelihood and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT)”. This multi-donor fund, administrated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Myanmar, intends to increase agricultural production, improve post-harvest methods, support non-agricultural livelihood activities, promote social protection initiatives, strengthen civil society and enhance natural resources management. The Italian contribution will increase the impact of LIFT projects, thus supporting the progress made by the Government of Myanmar towards an inclusive and sustainable development. read more close

Main outcome

Increase food availability and raise income for two million target beneficiaries.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010226
Purpose Agricultural policy & admin. mgmt
Sector III.1.a. Agriculture, Total


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries, and Rural Development
Other financiers Beside the Italian 700.000 euros grant, the LIFT benefits from additional contributions from Australia, Denmark, the European Union, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zeland, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Mitsubishi Corporation.


The initiative focuses on poor and vulnerable populations, including smallholder farmers and landless (25-60% of population, depending on the region). Special attention is on the elderlies, orphans, disables, vulnerable children and female-headed households.

Title € Committed € Used
Livelihood and food security trust fund (LIFT) 700,000 700,000


Status Ongoing
Type Contributions
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation