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Officials are asking for more details about the expenditure of more than K22 billion (US$17 million) set aside for disaster relief over the past year. The funds were allotted in the wake of a season of havoc caused by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and cyclones that devastated large tracts of the country during 2016.

Read more: K22 billion spent on disaster rehabilitation

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While diplomats gather for the COP22 climate summit in Marrakech, farmers in Myanmar have no time to waste. With more storms, floods and droughts expected to hit the country as temperatures rise, the government is laying the ground for climate adaption.
Flooding in Kalay, Sagaing State in 2015. Photo: Staff
 

Read more: Is Myanmar ready for climate change?

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It is harvesting time in the fertile Ayeyarwady river basin, which means that the majority of able-bodied men and women in this village are busy in the paddy fields.

Read more: Ayeyarwady Paddy Farmers Step Up Productivity with Smart Farming Methods

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