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Cambodian Land Dispute Independent Mediation

Reports & Research
Marzo, 2023
Cambodia

This report documents the evaluation of the Cambodian Land Dispute Independent Mediation (CLAIM) project, an independent mediation between Socfin-KCD Co., Ltd. and Coviphama Co., Ltd., known as Socfin Cambodia and five Bunong villages from Busra Commune, Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. MRLG provided funding for CLAIM. The evaluation was undertaken by the Australian Disputes Centre (ADC) in 2022.

Revitalizing Urban Governance: Integrating Smart Growth and Decolonial Perspectives for Municipal Empowerment in Shaping Growth Across Egyptian Desert Landscapes

Journal Articles & Books
Diciembre, 2022
Egypt

This article explores the connection between Smart Growth and the decolonization of urban growth management in Egypt examining the impact of former colonial influence on present urban policy and practices Drawing insights from the urbanization of Egyptian desert areas before and after the New Urban Communities Program NUCP it scrutinizes how historical influences adversely affect contemporary approaches inducing socioeconomic impacts The primary objective is to identify the root causes of misguided urban growth management practices arguing that monoinstitutional and sectoral development is

Land Leases and Concessions in the Lao PDR: A Characterization of Investments in Land and their Impacts, Based on field data of 2014-2017

Reports & Research
Noviembre, 2020
Asia
Laos

The management of land concessions and leases in the agriculture, tree plantation, hydropower and mining subsectors (referred to as land deals henceforth) is a crosscutting topic and involves a wide range of agencies of the Government of the Lao PDR (GoL) at various administrative levels, from the granting stage to the supervision and monitoring of progress and compliance.

Land conflicts between Economic Land Concessions and smallholder farmers in Bousra commune (Cambodia): What Are the Policy Implications?

Reports & Research
Diciembre, 2019
Cambodia

In 2007-8, the Cambodian government granted Economic Land Concessions (ELC) to two rubber companies, namely Socfin-KCD and Dak Lak Mondulkiri Aphivath in Bousra commune, Mondulkiri province. Through a comparative approach, the Case study examines the impact of these rubber concessions on local land tenure systems. It examines how each company took into consideration the land claims of affected people and communities, and the effectiveness of the conflict resolution approach.

Mekong Land Research Forum: Annual country reviews 2018-19

Policy Papers & Briefs
Enero, 2019
Camboya
Laos
Myanmar
Tailandia
Viet Nam

The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land issues in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following two questions:

1. What are the most pressing issues involving land governance in your country?

2. What are the most important issues for the researcher on land?

Large Scale Land Acquisitions Profile Cambodia

Policy Papers & Briefs
Enero, 2019
Cambodia

This country profile presents the Land Matrix data for Cambodia, detailing large-scale land acquisition (LSLA) transactions that:

• entail a transfer ofrights to use, control or own land through sale, lease or concession;

• have an intended size of 200 hectares (ha) or larger;

• have been concluded since the year 2000;

• are affected by a change of use (often from extensive or ecosystem service provision to commercial use);

• include deals for agricultural and forestry purposes. Mining operations are excluded.

Balancing The Numbers: Using Grassroots Land Valuation To Empower Communities In Land Investment Negotiations

Conference Papers & Reports
Febrero, 2018
África
Mozambique
Tanzania
Uganda
Namibia
Liberia
América Latina y el Caribe
Asia

Across Africa, Asia and Latin America, investors are increasingly approaching rural communities seeking land for logging, mining, and agribusiness ventures. Even in those situations where the investors have followed FPIC guidelines and undertaken a formal “consultation” with the community, these consultations are generally conducted in a context of significant power and information asymmetries. Part of the power imbalance comes from communities’ lack of information about the value of community lands and natural resources.

Pueblo Mampa: liberar la alimentación, alimentar la libertad

Reports & Research
Enero, 2018
Argentina

Pueblo Mampa es un proyecto iniciado en septiembre de 2013, por un grupo de jóvenes huerteros/as provenientes de la ciudad de Villa María (Córdoba, Argentina) que buscaban tierras para producir de forma agroecológica. Estas jóvenes conocen y acuerdan con los administradores de la Estancia Yucat un permiso de uso de una parte de las tierras —a través de la figura legal de un comodato.

Civil society participation in land policy making: the innovative experience of Myanmar’s pre-consultation on the National Land Use Policy

Policy Papers & Briefs
Diciembre, 2017
Camboya
Myanmar
Tailandia
Viet Nam

A discussion paper on civil society's participation in land policy-making, focused on the pre-consultation phase of Myanmar's National Land Use Policy. Written by Eben Forbes, with research assistance from Dr. Nu Nu Khin and
Yadana Than Htaik, and published by Land Core Group, Loka Ahlinn and Mekong Region Land Governance in February 2017.

Guiding principles towards responsible agricultural investment in Lao PDR

Policy Papers & Briefs
Diciembre, 2017

A discussion note from Mekong Region Land governance (MRLG) summarizing findings and recommendations of a multi-stakeholder initiative and study tour conducted in Southern Laos, to study the social and environmental practices of two large scale companies holding large scale concessions in Lao PDR, published by MRLG in January 2017.