Tiddim takes steps to farm silkworms

A two-day course on sericulture, which includes training on cultivation of mulberry, rearing silkworms, and production of silk, began yesterday at the office of the General Administration Department in Tiddim Town. The course is being conducted under the supervision of Chin State’s Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection. The course has been organized with the […]

Myanmar Ancestral Land to be Protected

Unregistered ancestral lands and those under shifting cultivation will be registered and protected from confiscation under a draft land use policy, a change land rights groups say would be a major step forward for tenure security. The policy would mean that land could only be confiscated at the market price for public use, such as […]

Myanmar’s rice exports, production up in 2014: FAO

Despite a global drop in rice production in 2014, Myanmar increased cultivation and profits from export, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In its December World Rice Watch Report, FAO reported that rice production in Myanmar had been estimated at 28.9 million tons for 2014 by the government, an […]