BRIEF - Agro-federation pledges assistance for farmers

The Agriculture and Farmers Federation of Burma (AFFB) wrapped up its first annual congress in Waw, Pegu Division on 30 April, where members pledged to provide technical assistance to farmers with help from international organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. AFFB General Secretary Zarni Thwe said that programmes will include food product safety training and promotion of land rights. The two-day congress was joined by more than 1,000 representatives from about 600 farmers’ organisations nationwide.