Life on a Myanmar biofuels plantation is explored and found to be pretty rosy in this article from Singapore’s Straights Times. Well it would be, its the Straights Times and its a Singaporean investment. Didn’t look around at any others though… Didn’t explain whether the companies gained the land on the basis of prior informed consent of the locals…
Separately, while we’re on the subject of Myanmar here are some links to the MOU between Myanmar Agri-Tec and South Korea’s Enertech to make biofuel from the Jatropha grown. There’s also a scheme to use the plantation to generate carbon credits… which is forward looking.
Life on Myanmar’s biofuels plantation