“This policy will be a huge blow for the farmers, especially for rice farmers, because they have already suffered from deficits in selling rice,” leading economist said.
Half of total business and investment necessary preconditions have been lifted under a MOIT decision, praised as a historic move that aims to create favorable conditions for businesses.
The compensation rate is only 6 percent of the market price. This is not business. This is robbery, states the International Federation for Human Rights.
Mekong Delta, the rice granary of Vietnam, is facing three challenges from climate change, unsustainable development and hydropower development, says local ecologist.
The Women’s Lives Project presents lives of rural women in the uplands of Laos to seek new approaches to rural development that see women as diverse actors.
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According to studies, 39 per cent of the Mekong Delta could be underwater by the year 2100.
Over the past three decades (1988-January 2017) China has invested $19 billion in Myanmar, far more than any other country.
Investing in nature is not a waste of money or a drain on profit margins. On the contrary, such investments are just as important as the concrete and steel needed to build dams and reservoirs.