Burma's dramatic turn-around from 'axis of evil' to western darling in the past year has been imagined as Asia's 'final frontier' for global finance institutions, markets and capital. Burma's agrarian landscape is home to three-fourths of the country's total population which is now being constructed as a potential prime investment sink for domestic and international agribusiness.
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Library ResourceDocumentos de política y resúmenesSeptiembre, 2013Myanmar
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesAbril, 2012Myanmar
Analysis of the social costs of large-scale Chinese-supported rubber farms in northern Burma suggests that the future for ordinary citizens will be affected as much by the country's chosen economic path as the political reforms underway.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesNoviembre, 2011Asia sudoriental, Myanmar
What rural dwellers in the Global South experience as land grabbing, tends to be seen in the Global North as ‘agricultural investment’. The World Bank has been at the forefront of a drive to legitimate these investments, convening to win support for a code of conduct based on Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) principles. Many key civil society groups reject the proposal for a code of conduct, objecting to the top-down process by which it was formulated and arguing that it was more likely to legitimate than prevent land grabbing.
Library ResourceDocumentos de política y resúmenesAbril, 2013Myanmar
The reform process in Burma/Myanmar by the quasi-civilian government of President Thein Sein has raised hopes that a long overdue solution can be found to more than 60 years of devastating civil war...
Library ResourceManual y guíasJulio, 2017Global, Uganda, Sudáfrica, Malí, Nigeria
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