MFSWG to launch sufficiency of food programs in rural areas

Farmland in Waimaw, Kachin State (Photo-EMG)

YANGON – Myanmar Food Security Working Group (MFSWG) plans to open two food security centres in Kachin and Chin states the availability of sufficient food to rural people, said Dr Ohn Mar Khaing, a founder of the Food Security Cooperation team.

The two centres will be opened within the next six months.

Moreover, the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation discussed matters on food sufficiency, rural development and technical exchange at a workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw on December 12. At the workshop, they focused on trust building between civic and governmental organisations.

“We met the government ministries with the aim of building trust between the government and civic organisations. Next, we will carry out programs for the improvement of the socio-economic lives of rural people, technical exchange and distribution of technical policy. We are also participating in the Emerald (Mya Sein Yaung) Project together with the Rural Areas Development Ministry,” said Dr Ohn Mar Khaing.

The MFSWG has already opened a centre in Pyapon Township, Ayeyawady Region, in cooperation with the non-governmental organisations and another centre for the exchange of technical information in Magway Region last December in cooperation with the Yezin University of Agriculture.