22ND-23RD JAN 2020
Farmer Meeting News - Palm sugar farmers, collectors joined Zawgyi Hta-nyat’s annual gathering
Top performers honoured with cooking equipment and household utilities
22 January 2020, Nyaung U - More than 2000 palm sugar farmers and collectors and representatives from Zawgyi Premier and Unilever companies participated in the annual gathering organized in four villages located within Nyaung U, Pakokku, Na Htoe Gyi and Nga Tha Yout townships on the 22nd and 23rd of January.
At the annual gathering, organized before the start of 2020 palm sugar harvest season, Unilever and Zawgyi also discussed methods to improve the quality of palm sugar and shared the market situation. Through the enhanced partnership between Zawgyi, Unilever and palm sugar farmers/collectors quantity of palm sugar to be exported is expected to increase this year.
To help increase incomes of palm sugar farming families Unilever is aiming to recruit members of palm sugar farmers as agents of the company’s Amay program. At the gathering, Amay representatives explained and shared their experience on joining the network of Amay program.
Famous model Ms. Tin Moe Lwin facilitated the meetings and discussions on the topics of improving safety and security, ensuring quality control, conservation of palm trees and developing lives of farmers.
New farmers from Chauk, Yay Nan Chaung and Magway led by local NGO Network Activities Group, and INGO World Vision – some of whom would like to corporate with Zawgyi – also participated in the gathering.