Following the success of the inaugural Regional Land Forum in Hanoi in 2016, the Second Regional Land Forum was held from 28-30th May, 2018, in Bangkok. The Regional Land Forum aims to provide a multi-stakeholder platform for networking and dialogue on land governance issues across the Mekong region, particularly Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2018Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsDecember, 2015Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s local land situations and in more recent reforms implemented in the context of greater economic openness.
The first part of the paper sets the cultural and historical context, with an overview of the diverse ways that the political authorities and different groups within the region have related to land.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2015Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam
Cette journée dédiée à l’Asie du Sud-Est visait à faire un état des lieux comparé des dynamiques et des politiques foncières de quatre pays d’intérêt pour la Coopération française dans cette région (le Cambodge, le Laos, le Vietnam et la Birmanie), et à en caractériser plus particulièrement les spécificités au Cambodge.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsFebruary, 2021South-Eastern Asia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land relations 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:
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationJanuary, 2019Laos
The rapid expansion of hybrid maize in the uplands of northern Laos is viewed by the government as meeting policy aims related to green economic development. Yet, growing evidence of negative consequences of maize expansion are emerging.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationNovember, 2016Laos
The scholarly debate around ‘global land grabbing’ is advancing theoretically, methodologically and empirically. This study contributes to these ongoing efforts by investigating a set of ‘small-scale land acquisitions’ in the context of a recent boom in banana plantation investments in Luang Namtha Province, Laos. In relation to the actors, scales and processes involved, the banana acquisitions differ from the state-granted large-scale land acquisitions dominating the literature on ‘land grabbing’ in Laos.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Laos
This brief reviews a teak tree valuation methodology that attempts to ameliorate the risks inherent to borrowers and banks as well to ensure that community forestry principles and aims to improve livelihoods and capabilities are adaptable to existing social and economic pressures. The valuation method was created in tandem with the implementation of a smallholder forestry project in Bokeo, Lao PDR. The project was implemented by RECOFTC in conjunction with the Lao Provincial Organisation for Forestry and Agriculture (PAFO) and the Lao Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsJanuary, 2014Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam, Global, South-Eastern Asia
This publication has been developed to provide support to local trainers and facilitators who are engaged in delivering REDD+, climate change related training, and who already have a basic understanding of these subjects.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2010China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Violent conflict affects three quarters of Asia’s forests and tens of millions of people. In Cambodia, for example, nearly half of the 236 land conflicts recorded in 2009 escalated to violence. Because forest conflict is such a major issue in the region, we need a better understanding of the underlying causes, impacts, and management solutions. This issues paper sheds light on these topics, drawing lessons from eight new case studies.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchNovember, 2015Laos
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