A changing climate is putting downward pressure on residents in Burma’s Dry Zone, where farming families stretch back generations.
The number of quarries in Mon State is quickly increasing and locals say authorities fail to regulate their environmental impact on farmlands.
“Farmlands located in the east and west of Zigon were destroyed. The floodwater is yet to subside, and the river is still swelling.”
At the expense of poor farmers, land grabs have been on the rise since conflict re-erupted in Kachin State.
More than 95 percent of confiscated lands – some 350,000 acres – have been returned to farmers across Burma, according to the government’s Land Utilisation Management Committee, noting that just…
Sai Hso Harn spoke to DVB about contesting the regional assembly seat in Langkho, Shan State, and his time running an NGO to provide training for farmers.