Myanmese children play along a flooded street as a vehicle make its way in Yangon

Myanmar is in second place among countries most affected by climate change and the most-affected in the Asia Pacific region, said Environmental Conservation Department director general Nay Aye.

Read more: Myanmar comes in 2nd among countries most affected by climate change


Practically isolated from the global market for 50 years, Myanmar is still largely dependent on agriculture. But the country is one of the most at risk from climate change and no one feels these pressures more than the rural smallholder farmers who make up the backbone of its food system and rural economy.

Read more: Myanmar's Smart Farmers


An environmental think-tank based in Nepal is to work with the government to develop an ecotourism policy and management strategy for protected areas in Myanmar, the organisation said.

Read more: Government, think-tank sign ecotourism policy agreement


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