In northern Burma, increasing demand for bamboo shoots is adding to the rate of deforestation.
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Burma’s vast bamboo forests have great potential to produce a sustainable crop that could be sold worldwide, according to a group of environmentalists.
May 5, 2009 (DVB), A United Nations body has begun to establish aid programmes for villages in Burma's Chin state to tackle the ongoing famine there, whilst a human rights[…]
Mar 20, 2009 (DVB), Chin state locals who suffered food shortages last year due to mass flowering of bamboo have been forced to grow and sell opium to generate income,[…]