Southern Shan co-op exports $35,000 worth of coffee to Europe

A Shan-based co-operative involving almost a thousand local farmers has exported its first container of coffee worth US$35,000 to Europe. The Green Gold cooperative (co-op) exported its first container of select coffee to the European market on Friday. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said the export represents a positive development in […]

Ho Hui is a ray of hope in Myanmar’s drug war

Located in a hill surrounded by unsightly, balding mountains, Ho Hui village was simmering under the midmorning May summer sun, the air thick and humid, inhospitable to visitors. But Ho Hui villagers considered the denuded mountains and their unwelcoming climate a blessing since it freed them from the poppy menace. “Poppy likes cold weather. See, […]