Farmers in flood-hit Burma face a scramble to replant damaged paddy fields in the next two weeks to avoid food shortages.
As many as one hundred and fifty towns in lower Sagaing Division have been inundated, impacting as many as ten thousand people.
Local farmers from the Irrawaddy delta staged a protest rally on Friday, demanding the return of land they claim was confiscated in 1999-2000.
Residents from Malakyun and Gonchein villages are demanding compensation for the farmland destroyed by the company’s operations.
DVB spoke to the founder and leader of the Myanmar Farmers Union about her organisation’s aims and future plans.
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