News from Myanmar

01-09-2014 04:53 AM
Suu Kyi warns farmers not to rush into selling their land
Aung San Suu Kyi has warned farmers in her constituency not to rush into selling their land, saying prices will continue to rise over time. Suu Kyi...
20-02-2014 01:35 AM
Protesters demand return of grabbed farmland
Residents of Thayetchaung, in Taninthayi Region, have protested the seizure of farmland by the military and government to build a railroad and demande...
05-07-2013 00:47 AM
Myanmar makes efforts for development of dairy cattle breeding
Myanmar is drafting a five-year plan to develop the dairy cattle breeding sector. The five-year plan (2013-18) were touched recently at a stakehold...
10-05-2013 10:49 AM
Burma to Receive $36 Mln for Agriculture Development
The International Fund for Agricultural Development will offer Burma’s government US $36 million in soft loans, which will be used to boost growth and...
18-03-2013 09:04 AM
Myanmar compensates farmers for copper mine land confiscation
Myanmar authorities have started giving compensation to farmers whose lands were confiscated to make way for a copper mine project in Monywa in northw...
04-03-2013 08:55 AM
H5N1 infections detected in Myanmar poultry
Myanmar detected abnormal chicken deaths in poultry farms in 2012 and dead chickens were traded without permission from authorities, an official from ...
04-03-2013 08:50 AM
Farmers seek protection in 6-point bill of rights
More than 200 people took part in a “Farmers’ Forum” at Excel Treasure Hotel in Yangon on February 25-26 to draw up the charter. The six points ar...
25-02-2013 08:37 AM
Myanmar farmers seek compensation for land grabs
Angry farmers in Pyu township, Bago Region, are demanding compensation for land confiscated for government projects, including highways, roads and dam...
27-12-2012 09:05 AM
Rice farmers threatened by dam project
Hundreds of farmers are asking the government for help after a dam project in Burma’s southern Mon State destroyed more than 5,000 acres of their rice...
12-11-2012 09:06 AM
Myanmar’s corn farmers could gain from US drought
The worst drought in more than 50 years that is affecting large parts of the United States is expected to reduce the nation’s corn output by about US$...
01-11-2012 09:27 AM
Agriculture adviser wants more focus on rice R&D
There should be greater focus and budget allocation for rice research and development, as it is the country's key export crop, the Chart Thai Pattana ...
29-10-2012 07:22 AM
Myanmar seeks to restore status among top rice exporters
Myanmar, the world’s top rice shipper before five decades of military dictatorship made it Southeast Asia’s poorest nation, plans to double exports ov...
03-09-2012 08:58 AM
Myanmar needs enablers, not exploiters
All roads from the West and the East these days are leading to Myanmar, and all eyes of foreign investors are focused on opportunities in this newly o...
31-08-2012 09:25 AM
Myanmar farmers lose their grip on land
Thein Zaw has been a rice farmer in the Irrawaddy River delta of Myanmar all his life. This year, he did something he hadn’t done before: he sold half...
24-08-2012 08:49 AM
Burmese land ownership a work in progress
The agricultural land reform issue in Burma is rapidly shifting and changes in the wind indicate a pro-farmer shift might be occurring in both governm...
09-08-2012 08:11 AM
Myanmar seeks to rejoin top rice exporters
As Myanmar emerges from decades of isolation and oppression, it hopes to reclaim its nearly forgotten status as the world's biggest rice exporter. ...
02-08-2012 09:04 AM
Farmers will sue over denial of protest rights
A group of farmers said they would prepare a lawsuit after Labutta Township officials denied them a permit to stage a demonstration over the confiscat...
11-06-2012 07:43 AM
Farmers seek right to use land
Farmers from Alwan Sut village in Yangon Region’s Thanlyin township are seeking the right to continue to farm land they were forced to sell 15 years a...
07-06-2012 09:29 AM
Epidemic of land grabbing in Burma
The convergence of military, business and government interests aimed at displacing farmers and residents from their homes poses grave dangers for Burm...
19-12-2011 09:23 AM
Farmers cry foul over chicken prices
Yangon Region’s poultry industry is in a flutter as a result of oversupply, which is depressing prices to dangerous levels for farmers, the chai...
28-11-2011 09:31 AM
Changing climate hurting agriculture
Extreme weather conditions have had a significant impact on agricultural production in Myanmar in recent years, a government official said at a forum ...
21-03-2011 08:41 AM
Over 500 pigs die for blue ear disease in Myanmar
Over 500 heads of pig have died of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) disease in Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay...
11-03-2011 08:09 AM
Myanmar to resume rice exports
Myanmar will probably resume rice exports after the new harvest starts in April, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organizatio...
10-03-2011 08:51 AM
Poppy farmers are a growing problem
The illegal cultivation of poppies in the neighboring country of Myanmar has doubled during the past three years
19-01-2011 09:19 AM
Avian flu found in Burma
The avian influenza has been detected on a poultry farm in Sittwe in Arakan State...
06-12-2010 07:22 AM
Farmers on Western Border Hit by Cattle Fines
Nasaka forces on the western Burmese border have been levying large fines against farmers if their cattle cross a path that has been constructed along...