Around 20 farmers from Kanbalu, jailed for holding a “plough protest” in March, have this week been transferred to prisons far from their homes.
The government has returned 5,000 acres of land to residents in Mandalay’s Tada-U, after confiscating it in 1993 to make way for construction of an airport.
Farmers who painstakingly replanted a 700-acre mangrove forest in the Irrawaddy delta have been told the forest will be destroyed. They’ve taken their objections to Naypyidaw in the hopes of meeting the president.
Thousands of farmers in central Burma ‘s Magway division are selling their land and cattle to join the region’s oil rush.
As border trade with Thailand opens up in eastern Burma, farmers in Kawkareik township in the Karen state are now beginning to use machines instead of their traditional beasts of burden to harvest crops.
More than 100 farmers in Irrawaddy division say they will take legal action against a local fishery company, claiming the firm’s operations cause extensive flooding to their farmland.
Farmers in Dalla township are forced to relocate after the Burmese military confiscated 500 acres of land to make way for a naval storage base.
The construction of a government-backed copper mine in Northern Burma has led to the forced relocation of farmers and families in Sagaing division. Testing their new-found freedom of expression, the Burmese farmers are[…]