This report is part of a broader study conducted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), in collaboration with the National Engineering and Planning Services (NEPS), and Myanmar Marketing Research and Development (MMRD) Research Services, under the 'Sustainable 2 management of water to improve food security and livelihoods in the Dry Zone of Myanmar' project. 

The specific objectives of this study are as follows: 

• Characterize the physical availability of groundwater and identify barriers for its use. 

• Define typologies for agricultural groundwater use and present a number of examples using case studies. 

• Explain the economic costs and benefits, along with the opportunities and constraints, for smallholder farmers using groundwater for irrigation. 

• Estimate the sustainable use of the groundwater resource.

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