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Thursday 13 June 2013

Myanmar

Chemical and drug companies banging on the door

DuPont, the Delaware-based chemical company, will start providing agricultural assistance to Myanmar in the fourth quarter after it opens its first office in the country.

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Sunday 19 May 2013

Myanmar

International farm investment

The International Fund for Agricultural Development will offer Burma’s government US $36 million in soft loans, which will be used to boost growth and development of the country’s farming sector, government mouthpiece The New Light of Myanmar reports.

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Monday 25 March 2013

Myanmar

Farmers seeking compenstion

Myanmar authorities have started giving compensation to farmers whose lands were confiscated to make way for a copper mine project in Monywa in northwestern Sagaing region, official media reported Monday.

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Thursday 07 March 2013

Myanmar

Bird flu strikes again

Myanmar detected abnormal chicken deaths in poultry farms in 2012 and dead chickens were traded without permission from authorities, an official from the epidemiology section of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department (LBVD) told Eleven Media Group.

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Myanmar

Farmers forum

More than 200 people took part in a “Farmers’ Forum” at Excel Treasure Hotel in Yangon on February 25-26 to draw up the charter.

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Sunday 03 March 2013

Myanmar

Farmers seek compensation

Angry farmers in Pyu township, Bago Region, are demanding compensation for land confiscated for government projects, including highways, roads and dams.

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Thursday 03 January 2013

Myanmar

Rice farming problems

Hundreds of farmers are asking the government for help after a dam project in Burma’s southern Mon State destroyed more than 5,000 acres of their rice paddies, an ethnic Mon lawmaker says.

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Saturday 15 September 2012

Myanmar

Farmers being expoilted

All roads from the West and the East these days are leading to Myanmar, and all eyes of foreign investors are focused on opportunities in this newly opened frontier country, but is it really right to jump on the bandwagon just because everyone else is doing so?

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Friday 07 September 2012

Myanmar

Problems for small farmers

Thein Zaw has been a rice farmer in the Irrawaddy River delta of Myanmar all his life.

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Thursday 30 August 2012

Myanmar

Looking at land reform

The agricultural land reform issue in Burma is rapidly shifting and changes in the wind indicate a pro-farmer shift might be occurring in both governmental and business policies.

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Saturday 11 August 2012

Myanmar

More problems on the farm

Rangoon (Mizzima) – A group of farmers said they will prepare a lawsuit after Labutta Township officials denied them a permit to stage a demonstration over the confiscation of their land.

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Friday 10 August 2012

Myanmar

Exporting rice

As Myanmar emerges from decades of isolation and oppression, it hopes to reclaim its nearly forgotten status as the world's biggest rice exporter.

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Sunday 24 June 2012

Myanmar

Problems on the farm

The ALRC, a non-governmental organization with general consultative status, has submitted a report to the Asian Human Rights Council, outlining the problems involved in land confiscation.

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Tuesday 01 May 2012

Myanmar

Farmers and collectors

The extraordinary plans to dig up the lost squadron were revealed this weekend as David Cameron visits the country.

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Monday 23 April 2012

Myanmar

Dairy farming

The party from Myanmar were presented with an overview of the history, growth and achievements of the NDDB.

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Tuesday 13 December 2011

Myanmar

Weather and farming

EXTREME weather conditions have had a significant impact on agricultural production in Myanmar in recent years, a government official said at a forum in Yangon last week.

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Thursday 30 June 2011

Myanmar

Drug companies cashing in

Two forums were held to reach out to industry players in both Lower Myanmar and Upper Myanmar. Delegates from Lower Myanmar gathered at Hotel Yangon on 19 May and those from Upper Myanmar met in the Sedona Hotel, Mandalay on 21 May. These events highlighted the key issues and challenges concerning the Myanmar livestock industry with respect to the impact of mycotoxins contamination and covered important aspects relating to the management of these challenges.

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Sunday 12 June 2011

Myanmar

Pig health problems

Checkpoints in Hlegu (45 km northeast of Rangoon) and Htandapin are stopping trucks to inspect their animal cargo.

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Friday 03 June 2011

Myanmar

Pig farming problem

PIG farmers in Yangon say they are tightening up their biosecurity systems to prevent an outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

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Thursday 07 April 2011

Myanmar

Blue ear kills 500 pigs

The PRRS disease is also known as blue ear disease occurring with pig for the first time in Myanmar recently.

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Wednesday 30 March 2011

Myanmar

Pigs being culled

Last week it was indicated that Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) struck Burma’s second biggest city, Mandalay. The first report of the disease was made on 15 Feb, while currently the disease is rapidly spreading.

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Tuesday 29 March 2011

Myanmar

Poppy farming

The illegal cultivation of poppies in the neighboring country of Myanmar has doubled during the past three years and is presenting a growing problem for those protecting China's borders, said a senior police officer from Southwest China's Yunnan province.

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Myanmar

Rice exports begin again

Myanmar will probably resume rice exports after the new harvest starts in April, according to the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization.

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Friday 25 March 2011

Myanmar

Pig disease confirmed

An outbreak of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) has striked in Burma. The disease outbreak occurred in Mandalay, the country’s second biggest city.

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