In an effort to restore Burma as a top world rice exporter, critics of the government have advocated for improving and revising current rice policies and export regulations, says industry analyst Oryza.
Burma’s drinkers currently prefer beer or spirits, but wine producers are hopeful that wine enjoyment will keep growing steadily from its low base. as supermarkets in larger cities are stocking an increasing number of locally made wines.
A Burmese court finds 33 farmers living next to a Special Economic Zone guilty of criminal trespass, a ruling seen by activists as a blow to land rights in a country with a rising demand for property for industrial use.
On International Women’s Day, DVB looks at some of the young leaders challenging gender stereotypes and leading Burma’s feminism movement, from lawmakers calling for more protection against gender-based violence. . .
Burma has fallen short of its projected economic growth rates for the past two fiscal years, Minister for National Planning and Finance Kyaw Win acknowledged during a joint session of Parliament on Monday.
President Htin Kyaw has accepted the resignations of four ministers in the cabinets of the Bago and Magwe governments, bringing to at least seven the number of ministers from state and regional administrations to depart their posts so far this year.
Changes to government leadership are afoot in some parts of Burma as multiple ministers appointed by the National League for Democracy at the state- and region-level have tendered their resignations in recent days.
The International Monetary Fund on Friday forecast an economic rebound in Burma this year, but said the Rohingya refugee crisis may dampen investment as the country faces international pressure over its treatment of the Muslim minority.
Campaigners demanding the return of land to villagers in northern Burma said their fight would go on, days after an activist was beaten to death by a mob while visiting the disputed territory on the invitation of local officials.
Chin State has suffered particularly erratic rainfall, landslides and floods. But new adaptation programs are aiming to prepare farming communities for future changes in the climate and improve food security.
Demand for sex with children is an emerging cause of human trafficking in the Mekong region, the United Nations said on Thursday, as it pointed to a shift in child sex webcam centres from the Philippines to Thailand.
The residents of flood-prone Kyaukphyu Township in southwestern Arakan State are still struggling to resume agricultural production seven years after their lands were devastated by Cyclone Giri in 2010.
Climate change will bring soaring temperatures, more intense storms, erratic rainfall, plummeting crop yields and a collapse of coral reefs to the Asia-Pacific unless countries fully implement their commitments under the Paris climate pact, scientists say, calling the challenges “unprecedented.”