16 Jan 2017 AFP
Damnées de la terre : en quête d'emploi, des Birmanes mariées de force en Chine
La "situation s'aggrave en raison des combats dans certaines régions et de l'accaparement des terres", qui prive les paysans de leur moyen de subsistance, explique Moon Nay Li, secrétaire de la Kwat.
10 Jan 2017 SBS
Farmers granted bail in Myanmar army land-grabbing case
Twenty-one farmers were granted bail by a Myanmar court on Tuesday after being jailed over a land-grab dispute with the military that has highlighted acute challenges faced by the rural poor.
10 Jan 2017 Myanmar Times
Myanmar firm courts agro-industry park investment
A Myanmar company is building the first of several planned agricultural industrial parks in Ayeyarwady region aimed at attracting foreign and local investment into agriculture.
19 Dec 2016 Channel News Asia
New government ‘powerless’ to overhaul rampant land grabbing in northern Myanmar
Chinese land acquisition and control is a point of concern for not just farmers, but the state government as well. There are no exact figures for how much farmland is currently being used by Chinese businesses, but it is estimated to be thousands of acres.
29 Nov 2016 Eleven
Malaysians top investors in agriculture
The secretary of the Myanmar Investment Commission said foreign investments in agriculture were low because Myanmar has unclear policies in relation to land ownership.
17 Nov 2016 Global Witness
New report examines how corruption is fuelling widespread land grabbing and human rights abuses
A new report launched today takes the most comprehensive look to date at how corruption is fuelling the global land grabbing crisis, which has seen millions of people displaced from their homes and farmland.
02 Nov 2016 HRW
Birmanie : Des paysans victimes de confiscations de terres
Le gouvernement birman devrait agir d’urgence pour mettre fin aux confiscations illégales de terres dans l’État Karen, a déclaré Human Rights Watch dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.
21 Sep 2016 Land Portal
Land Portal launches innovative dynamic country portfolios based on linked open data
Inclusive approach in concert with Mekong region partners forges unprecedented access to data and information on land
03 Aug 2016 Reuters
Suu Kyi tackles military land grabs in test of new Myanmar government
When Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) stormed to power in elections last November, its victory was fueled in part by rural anger over land seizures and the party’s pledge to provide redress.
01 Aug 2016 VoA
Group warns of rising ASEAN land grab conflicts
International Federation for Human Rights says Southeast Asia is facing increasing conflicts and violence over land grab activity. A “land grab” relates to taking land quickly, forcefully and often illegally.
06 Jul 2016 The Irrawaddy
Burma: Parliament receives thousands of new complaints of confiscated farmland
Some 200,000 acres (81,000 ha) of farmland have been confiscated nationwide during past decades
23 Jun 2016 Quartz
Food is getting so expensive in India that it now wants to farm in Africa and Myanmar
India, one of the world’s largest consumers and importers of pulses, may soon take over agricultural land in Africa and Myanmar to meet growing demand in its domestic market.


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