Farm woman with her small child. - - Pilot Watershed Management Project for the Kinda Dam Watershed: UNDP/FAO/MYA/81/003. This project was initiated and started operating in 1987. Its main goal is to identify and address causes for the emerging breakdown of the watershed ecosystem in the uplands of Myanmar. The purpose of this is to maintain sustainable living conditions and improve the welfare for the uplands communities as well as for downstream agriculture and metropolitan centres. In the selected areas new methods and development activities are being carried out. The role of the UNDP and UN/Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is to assist the Government in order to enable them to provide self-reliant, improved support services to the communities in the uplands of Myanmar.