Clogged Stream Dispute Leaves Karen State Officials with a Sensitive Problem and No Easy Outs

December 12, 2017  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

Karen State farmers have had enough of a silt-clogged stream preventing them from utilizing around 100 acres of paddy field for the past five years, according to a village administrator. With patience wearing thin, the residents of Taung Dee Village want their stream dredged... Read more ►

*As labourers leave Myanmar delta, farmers struggle to mechanise

December 2, 2016  •  Author: Myanmar Now

KWINYAR VILLAGE, Ayeyarwady Region – On a recent November morning, farmer Soe Myint Aung was busy collecting rice from his harvester and loading it into bags. It is heavy work but still he knows he is lucky; with 17 acres of paddy field situated along a road in Kwiny... Read more ►

*Fearing Extreme Weather, Farmers Scale Back Rice Cultivation

May 29, 2016  •  Author: Phyo Thiha Cho/ Myanmar Now

Last year’s floods and other extreme weather events have prompted many farmers in Ayeyarwady Delta to leave some of their land fallow. ZALUN Township, Ayeyarwady Region — Aung Kywe remembers how he had to stand by helplessly last year when massive floods in the wake of C... Read more ►

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