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Myanmar is in the midst of rapid economic and social change, with dramatic consequences for land tenure. Under the military regimes that ruled Myanmar since 1962, the state was the main landowner, either directly or (after 1988) via proxy companies.

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65,279,000 ha
4,032.6 USD

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Military land-grabbing gathers pace under cover of conflict

22 April 2023

Farmers and other land-owners have no legal recourse against a regime using war to seize land for military bases, client corporations and grandiose infrastructure projects.

China Cuts Power to Myanmar Village Amid Border Dispute

7 July 2022

Main photo: The Chinese fence inside Myanmar’s territory in October 2021. / NamKhamnews China has cut off electricity to a border village in northern Shan State for nearly nine months due to boundary disputes, according to residents.  Nawng Kham village in Namkham Township is to the north of the…

Why land tenure security is not enough: the need for a radical, justice oriented framework for land and resource

1 July 2022

LANDac International Conference 2022 Session Summary Taking notice of the 10th anniversary of the CFS Tenure Guidelines (TGs) this year, contributors to the session debated in light of case studies in Colombia, Myanmar and the Sámi territory in Finland the intricacies of land tenure policies, as…



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A Story about Maize: Tracing a value chain from land-use to supermarket shelf

13 May 2022

This Land Portal data story looks at the increase of maize production in and around Thailand, and its relation to a poultry value chain as an ingredient in animal feed. 

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WEBINARS: Capturing Knowledge from the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT)

Over the past nine years, the project on Supporting Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT)has helped countries make political commitments towards the eradication of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition, with the…