Local farmers and civil society organizations in northern Shan State called on the government to do more to prevent illegal pesticides and herbicides, often imported from China, from damaging land and affecting people’s health in the area at a land and environmental conference in Lashio on Saturday.
“Chinese-made insecticides and herbicides need greater inspection,” urged Khun Phone, Pa’O officer-in-charge of the Reserved Land and Environmental Organization based in Kutkai Township, one of more than 100 attendees from 12 townships across northern Shan State.
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On March 31 and April 1, MDF Myanmar, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar organized a Nuffic Alumni event about food security in Yangon.
All Myanmar professionals that studied in the Netherlands or received training from a Dutch institution were invited to network and learn about hot topics related to food security. Furthermore, Dutch and Myanmar companies, NGO’s, farmers organizations and even members of parliament active in the food security sector attended the two day event.
On the first day, Ohnmar Khaing, Myanmar Program Manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), introduced the food security framework and current debates. Participants then were invited to share their own ideas about lessons learned and opportunities in shaping food security in Myanmar in a world cafe discussion.
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The Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac) and its partners are announcing the 2nd LANDac International Conference which will take place on June 30 and July 1, 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Conference, titled “Large scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: LINKING THE RURAL AND THE URBAN” is a follow-up of the 1st LANDac International Conference which took place in July 2015.
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The 2016 LANDac Annual International Land Conference ‘Large-scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: Linking the rural and the urban’ will take place on Thursday June 30 and Friday July 1 in Utrecht, the Netherlands (Muntgebouw). The conference builds on the success of the 2015 International Conference in which LANDac brought together stakeholders from around the world, from a variety of backgrounds. The 2016 conference focuses on topics related to rural-urban land gov... Read more
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