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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Myanmar

    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 ago for a dormant building project...

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Myanmar

    THE Kayin State Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation has urged farmers to prepare land ownership documentation in order to avoid land disputes with agribusinesses, a growing issue in Myanmar.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2012
    Myanmar

    More than 30 farmers from four villages in Hlaing Tharyar township protested outside the Department for Human Settlement and Housing Development (DHSHD) on Bogyoke Aung San Road this week.

    The farmers had been demonstrating for more than three weeks outside the office of Wah Wah Win Company, on the corner of Anawrahta and Sintohtan streets in downtown Yangon, before shifting their attention to the DHSHD office after getting no response.

    They are unhappy that the company has allegedly backtracked on a compensation promise made following protests in the middle of the year.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Myanmar

    MORE than 100 households and 20 acres of farmland in Kyaukpyu township, Rakhine State, have been forced to make way for an airport expansion project with only partial compensation, a Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) official said last week...

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2012
    Myanmar

    MOVIE director Wine is working on two short documentary films about current events in Myanmar, which he says he will screen at cinemas free of charge once they are completed. Wine told The Myanmar Times that he has been working on the documentaries — which explore media law and land confiscations, respectively — since January.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2012
    Myanmar

    A VISITING land expert has warned against falling for the “dominant model” of land grabbing, which sees small-scale farmers replaced by agri-businesses that are in many cases less productive.

    Mr Robin Palmer, who has worked on land issues for more than 35 years as both an academic and for British NGO Oxfam, said last week that population pressures and the increasing consumption of meat and dairy products in developing countries were often used to justify plantation farming, with peasant farmers and traditional pastoralists dismissed as “romantic nonsense”.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2012
    Myanmar

    Farmers from Ayeyarwady Region have established an association to strengthen their land use rights and improve technical knowledge.

    The Farmer Development Association is based on more than 50 village-level groups, ranging in size from five to more than 30 members, formed recently in Bogale, Kyaiklat and Mawlamyinegyun townships...

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