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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Cambodia

    As a global phenomenon, land grabbing has significant economic, environmental, and social impacts, often resulting in serious conflict between the local community and outsiders. The aim of the study is to get a deeper understanding of the extent to which land grabbing and resulting land-use conflicts affect the move towards sustainable forest management (SFM) in Cambodia. Two case studies were conducted involving community forests (CFs), with data collected through literature review, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, and field observations.

  2. Library Resource
    Contested aquaculture development in the protected mangrove forests of the Kapuas estuary, West Kalimantan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    January, 2014
    Indonesia

    Indonesia comprises more mangroves than any other country, but also exhibits some of the highest mangrove loss rates worldwide. Most of these mangrove losses are caused by aquaculture development. Monetary valuation of the numerous ecosystem services of mangroves may contribute to their conservation.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Myanmar

    Since holding elections in 2010, Myanmar has transitioned from a direct military dictatorship to a formally democratic system and has embarked on a period of rapid economic reform. After two decades of military rule, the pace of change has startled almost everyone and led to a great deal of cautious optimism. To make sense of the transition and assess the case for optimism, this article explores the political economy of Myanmar’s dual transition from state socialism to capitalism and from dictatorship to democracy.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014
    Cambodia

    This paper discusses Cambodia’s legal framework relating to Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) and looks at the implementation gaps. It argues that despite Cambodian’s legal framework governing land and ELCs being well-developed, its social benefits, such as protecting the rights of the poor and vulnerable and contributing to transparency and accountability, are almost non-existent.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2014
    Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia

    This chapter aims to overcome the gap existing between case study research, which typically provides qualitative and process based insights, and national or global inventories that typically offer spatially explicit and quantitative analysis of broader patterns, and thus to present adequate evidence for policymaking regarding largescale land acquisitions. Therefore, the chapter links spatial patterns of land acquisitions to underlying implementation processes of land allocation.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Myanmar

    A new report by the Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) raises concerns about
    international “peace support” programming amid
    st increasing Burma Army militarization in
    Karenni State after the2012 ceasefire with the
    Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP).
    The report “Where is Genuine Peace?” exposes how a pilot resettlement project of the
    Norway-led Myanmar Peace Support Initiative (MPSI) in Shardaw
    Township is encouraging
    IDPs to return to an area controlled by the Burma Army where their safety cannot be
    guaranteed.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2014
    Myanmar

    Burma has revised its forecast for foreign direct investment (FDI) to more than US$5 billion for the fiscal year that began in April, a senior official said on Tuesday, surpassing earlier expectations and led by new ventures in energy and telecoms.

    The figure exceeds an earlier estimate of $4 billion, with investments in the first five months of this fiscal year worth $3.32 billion, said Aung Naing Oo, secretary of the government-run Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC)"...

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2014
    Myanmar

    Thousands gathered in Namhkam, Shan State, on Friday morning to protest against commercial mining operations.

    The locals said that large-scale silica mining projects have resulted in permanent damage to streams and farmlands, ultimately ruining the livelihoods of thousands of people in the township.

    Demonstrators convened at the Nam Seere bridge at around 8am, then marched to downtown Namhkam shouting slogans...

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2014
    Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia

    As the economy thrives, we examine the plight of Ethiopians forced from their land to make way for foreign investors...the growth seen in agriculture, which accounts for almost half of Ethiopia’s economic activity and a great deal of its recent success, is actually being driven by an out of control ‘land grab', as multinational companies and private speculators vie to lease millions of acres of the country’s most fertile territory from the government at bargain basement prices...

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014
    Cambodia, Philippines

    This report draws on the Land Matrix database to analyze and better understand the phenomenon of large-scale agricultural land deals. It focuses on:
    » land acquisitions or investments (“deals”) targeting the Global South and Eastern Europe, including only low and middle income countries;
    » transnational deals, excluding deals where only domestic actors are involved; and
    » deals where the envisioned land use is agricultural.

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