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Land area of 1496.3127 hectare in Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province has downsized from Forest Cover 2002 and reclassified as "State Private Land" for granting purpose as communal ownership to 205 families of Kreung indigenous community on 21 land parcels including 02 parcels for residential, 09 parcels for traditional agriculture, 07 for swidden farm, 02 parcels for land of guardians, and 01 parcel for burial forest land in Kalai commune, Ou Chum commune, Pouy commune and L'ak commune, Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province.
This article focuses on two cases where companies have sought to develop more socially benign––and, they believe, more profitable and sustainable––plantation concessions in a context that is still marred by extensive land conflict. The first is the Mong Reththy Investment Cambodia Oil Palm (MRICOP) Company (Preah Sihanouk province); the second is the Grandis Timber Company (Kampong Speu province).
This research reviews laws and policies and estimates just and fair compensation for the communities affected by the Lower Sesan 2 dam (LSS2). The research comprised desk research, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and survey interviews conducted among 378 randomly selected community members in 9 purposively selected villages. The author found that compensation amounts demanded by the community, company and government were quite different.
This report presents an overview of national patterns and practices of forest land clearance during the 2012-2013 dry season as a basis for discussing challenges for FLEGT and REDD+ in Cambodia. The report maps and describes the geography of forest land allocations in relation to the major forest formations, land concessions, protected areas, the national forest estate, and the reported concession ownership.
This LICADHO press release expresses strong concern at the surge in land disputes documented by its offices in 2014, which resulted in a threefold increase in the number of families newly affected compared to the previous year. In 2014, LICADHO registered 10,625 families, or an estimated 49,519 individuals, newly affected by land conflicts.