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Ending Chin State deforestation requires change in farm methods

Myanmar Now

Traditional shifting cultivation is pressuring the mountainous state’s forests and a change to terrace cultivation is being promoted to reduce forest losses and boost livelihoods.

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‘Destruction of the mangrove forest threatens our livelihoods’

Myanmar Now

Kyaw Win, the leader of a village mangrove conservation group set up with international support, talks about the challenges of protection the shrinking forests.

Despite calls for reform, prisoners continue hard labour in shackles

Swe Win / Myanmar Now

Months after a report on abuses and corruption in prison labour camps prompted calls for reforms and investigations, little has changed.

Dry Zone farmers struggle to switch to new rice varieties

Myanmar Now

More resilient and productive rice varieties could help poor farmers, but their introduction has been hobbled by a lack of government resources.

‘They do not have enough water supply in terms of quality and ...

Myanmar Now

Khin Mar Oo, from NGO Terres des Hommes, discusses its projects in Myanmar’s impoverished Dry Zone and the challenges of communities there.


Party National League for Democracy


NLD is fielding the most candidates of any party in the upcoming election and is set to gain a large portion of seats in the Union Parliament if pre-polling predictions prove correct.

Party Union Solidarity and Development Party


Holds an outright majority in both houses of parliament but the 2015 election looms as a completely different scenario.

Party Phalone-Sqaw Democratic Party


The party has fielded six women candidates out of its 41 for 2015 General Election.

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