14 Aug 2017 Global meat news
Chinese livestock firm taps up Southeast Asia
A leading Chinese livestock and meat processing firm wants to tap supply of cattle from south-east Asia, with a cattle quarantine and slaughtering hub planned for the city of Ruili, on the border with Myanmar.
28 Jul 2017 Global Witness
Myanmar government backtracking on land law threatens to worsen land conflict
As Myanmar parliament discusses amendments to the Farmland Law which threaten to further undermine land rights, Global Witness calls to the government of Myanmar to set out a clear vision for land reform before introducing or enacting new laws.
14 Jul 2017 AFP
Myanmar farmers stage week-long protest over land grabs
Hundreds of Myanmar farmers entered a seventh day of protest over land grabs, demanding the government return seized fields and protect them from a surge in prosecutions over property disputes.
17 May 2017 Info-Birmanie
L’accaparement des terres en Birmanie
Depuis les années 90, de nombreux petits paysans birmans ont été privés de leurs terres au profit de l’armée ou d’entreprises privées, nationales ou internationales. Info Birmanie vous invite à lire son rapport sur le sujet.
27 Mar 2017 WRI
Logging, mining, and agricultural concessions data transparency: A survey of 14 forested countries
Report gives an overview of the availability of information for land concessions in Brazil, Canada, Cambodia, Colombia, Indonesia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Republic of the Congo, and Russia.
27 Feb 2017 ICJ
Myanmar: amend Special Economic Zones Law to protect human rights – new ICJ report
The Government of Myanmar should impose a moratorium on the development of SEZs until it can ensure SEZs can be developed inline with international human rights laws and standards, said the ICJ at a report launch held today in Yangon.
05 Feb 2017 Oxfam
Whose crops, at what price? Agricultural investment in Myanmar
Oxfam looks at the current level and types of agribusiness investment in Myanmar, outlines some of the risks to communities, and explores state regulation of outbound investments as a potential way to promote responsible business practices in the sector.
22 Jan 2017 Korea Times
POSCO Daewoo launches agribusiness in Myanmar
According to a POSCO Daewoo official, Sunday, Korea's largest trading affiliate under POSCO group has secured construction and investment approval from the Myanmar government to build a rice processing complex (RPC) in Twante.
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.
12 Jan 2017 EIA
Green Desert: Communities in Tanintharyi Renounce the MSPP Oil Palm Concession
This notorious palm oil industry has now expanded to Myanmar with devastating consequences for human rights and the environment
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.


Kindly support the struggle against large-scale industrial oil palm plantations by Okomu Oil Palm PLC (a member of the global SOCFIN) in Edo State, Nigeria. Sign on with this link and share: http://erafoen.org/index.php/2017/07/28/uphold-edo-state-government-revocation-order-on-okomu-oil-palm-company-plc/

Who's involved?

25 Sep 2017 - Paris
Accaparement des terres agricoles : Responsabilités françaises
Smallfh_1 Spacer
09 Oct 2017 - Online
Online Dialogue on Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong Region,
Smallfh_rubber rattanakiri 2010a Spacer
10 Oct 2017 - Tokyo
Global AgInvesting Asia 2017
Smallfh_screen shot 2017-07-11 at 8 Spacer