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Land lies at the center of debates about Cambodia’s socio-economic development. Despite urbanization tendencies, agriculture remains the main source of income for over three quarter of the population. For farmers in the fertile lowlands, private land ownership rights have enabled recovery of their livelihoods after decades of violent conflict. Meanwhile, the resource-rich uplands and border areas have been the site of large-scale land acquisitions for cash crop production and extractive industries. 
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Land Area
17,652,000 ha
GDP/Capita
3,869.5 USD

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Session Summaries: Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021

Session Summaries: Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021

1 June 2021

On 26-27 May this year, the 3rd Mekong Land Forum will be held online. Mekong Regional Land Governance (MRLG) is hosting the Forum, for which Land Portal is providing technical support. The Forum will provide in-depth discussion and debate into land tenure security and community resource…

Casinos, condos and sugar cane: How a Cambodian national park is being sold down the river

4 May 2021

Botum Sakor National Park in southern Cambodia has lost at least 30,000 hectares of forest over the past three decades. Decades of environmental degradation go back to the late 1990s when the Cambodian government began handing out economic land concessions for the development of commercial…

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Cambodia puts its arduous titling process for Indigenous land up for review

15 April 2021

Since 2009, Cambodia has had a legal process by which Indigenous communities can obtain legal title to their traditional land. Of around 455 Indigenous communities in Cambodia, 33 have been granted land titles. People who have engaged in the Indigenous land titling process say it is time-consuming…

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Customary practices undermine principles of joint ownership in male-headed households and gender-biased norms often prevent women from exercising or claiming their rights to the land.

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Land governance orthodoxy

Critical Insights on the Land Governance Orthodoxy

2 July 2021

This panel took a critical look at the land governance orthodoxy that has consolidated on the heels of the financial crisis and outcry over "global land grabs" at the end of the 2000s. The panel began with a presentation on the “theory of change” guiding land governance interventions, profiling how…

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3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021

3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum

   Home       Agenda       Speakers      Voices       REGISTER!        State of Land in the Mekong Region        Land tenure in Mekong forest landscapes: advancing the recognition of customary rights and responsible investment practices Online  26-27 May 2021 Recent global disruptions…