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.
U Kyauk Taung denies allegations of land-grabbing, says appropriation of customary land from farmers is in line with local tradition
A Myanmar court has found 33 farmers living next to a Special Economic Zone guilty of criminal trespass.
Farmers from Cambodia filed a lawsuit against Asia's largest sugar producer, accusing it of rights abuses after it allegedly kicked farmers off their land.
An Indian government agency for indigenous people has asked the forest ministry to ensure that its tiger conservation policy does not threaten the rights of indigenous people.
Campaigners demanding the return of land to villagers in northern Myanmar say their fight will go on, days after an activist was beaten to death.
Protest against land confiscation in Dawei development canceled after police inform protesters their signs contravene peaceful assembly laws.
Overuse of imported pesticides is poisoning the soil and creating health problems for locals, say local farmers and land activists.
In conjunction with international fund, plan would see unused land turned over to would-be farmers and smallholders.