The Doi Tung Development Project is held up by the United Nations as a model for ending narcotic drug cultivation and improving the lives of indigenous communities.
Families relocated to make way for the Thilawa SEZ struggle to make ends meet in their new homes.
A closer look at the facts and figures behind expanding China-owned tissue culture banana plantations causing havoc for locals and lawmakers in Kachin State.
A mining, export and import company detained and assaulted two Myitkyina Journal reporters after they wrote about locals’ plans to protest against its plantation projects.
As the window for registration closes, ethnic farmers face loosing rights to lands unofficially held by their family for generations, while outsiders eye the lands of IDPs.
The refugees, mostly from Bangladesh, are being given rights to government and private land where they have lived in settlement colonies for years.
A previous government allocated the land in 2005 to Tata Steel, one of the world’s top steel producers, for the construction of a factory.
Livelihoods come under threat as customary land rights have been denied and a developer claims ownership of much of Pulau Pari Island.
The Land Allocation scheme allows villagers to live in the forest as long as they care for it, but does not grant them full ownership rights, putting them at risk of eviction.
Legal barriers have halted the investigation into some 900 acres of land allegedly acquired illegally by former President U Thein Sein and his cabinet members.