After the Boom: Responding to Falling Rubber Prices in Northern Laos
Rubber prices in northern Laos have fallen significantly over the last few years, eroding much of the initial enthusiasm of both farmers and government officials about rubber providing a way out of poverty for poor upland farmers. This thematic study..
Innovative Approach to Land Conflict Transformation: Lessons learned from the HAGL/indigenous communities’ mediation process in Ratanakiri, Cambodia (in Khmer)
In the Mekong region, conflicts between local communities and large scale land concessions are widespread. They are often difficult to solve. In Cambodia, an innovative approach to conflict resolution was tested in a case involving a private company, Hoang Anh..
Compensation, support and resettlement for people affected by state-driven land expropriation in Vietnam: Policy and Practice
This discussion note results from a research-based policy dialogue aiming to formulate evidence-based recommendations to revise the Decree 47/2014/ND-CP on the regulations relating to compensation, support and resettlement for people affected by land expropriation in Vietnam. The project uses the..
Synthesis of key comments and recommendations on Draft Agricultural Land Law
The NGO Forum on Cambodia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries, organized a national consultation workshop on 19-20 December 2016 on the sixth version of the draft Cambodian Agricultural Land Law. In addition to inputs from..
Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region: An Online Dialogue, Summary Report
The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Recognition of Customary Tenure in the Mekong Region” on 13-27 February 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the key messages..
Civil Society Participation in Land Policy Making: the innovative experience of Myanmar’s pre-consultation on the National Land Use Policy
In October 2014, for the first time in recent history, the government of Myanmar decided to organize a public consultation to inform the development of a national policy. To support this consultation process, several organizations decided to organize civil society..
Documenting Customary Tenure in Myanmar: A guidebook (First Edition)
This guidebook provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society organizations guide communities through the process of documenting customary tenure at the local level. It also provides suggestions for how to build on the momentum generated..