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The most prosperous country in the Mekong region, Thailand also has the longest-standing land policy and practices, including an uninterrupted tradition of private land ownership.

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Job Opportunity: Communications and Event Management Specialist

17 February 2021

MRLG is hiring a Communications and Event Management for Specialist for the Mekong Region Land Forum 2021. MRLG and its partners successfully organized two Regional Land Forums, first in Hanoi in 2016 and then Bangkok in 2018. The second Regional Land Forum, co-organized with the Food and…

Thailand's green goals threaten indigenous forest dwellers

Thailand's green goals threaten indigenous forest dwellers

21 January 2021

BAN SABWAI, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For three generations, the family of Suwit Rattanachaisi has farmed a plot of land in a forest in northeastern Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province, growing cassava and maize while living in a modest home a few miles away. The forest was declared a…

Alro land rule will hurt poor

Alro land rule will hurt poor

20 November 2020

Attempts by the Agricultural Land Reform Office (Alro) to revamp its regulations to allow Sor Por Kor landholders to use their plots for non-agricultural purposes have raised real doubts about possible foul play, as illegitimate windfalls could be handed over to the rich and unscrupulous…

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Is land governance a regional issue?

This blog was written as a contribution to the Mekong Regional Land Forum taking place from June 21-23 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Philip Hirsch is a keynote speaker at this event. By Philip Hirsch, Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney It may seem strange for…

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Prindex - Perceptions of tenure security

Webinar: An introduction to Prindex, 28 November

Around the world, insecure property rights prevent families from feeling confident about the future, businesses from investing, and communities from becoming more productive. Hundreds of millions of us lack property security. This makes the world poorer, less free, and less just. There is a growing…