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With a large population and limited availability of land, Vietnam’s endowment of 0.3 hectare of agricultural land per person is among the lowest in the world.Vietnam is historically a nation of small-scale rice farmers: the average farm size is 1,560 square meters, less than one-third that of Thailand or Cambodia. Rapid economic growth in the past two decades has converted up to one million hectares of household farmland...

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Job Opportunity: Project Manager Knowledge Management of the LAND-at-scale Programme at LANDac

11 June 2021

  LANDac is looking for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented Project Manager who has affinity with the field of land governance and development.

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…

Vietnamese Mother, Son Draw Eight-Year Prison Terms for Land-Rights Activism

17 May 2021

A court in northern Vietnam’s Hoa Binh province on Wednesday sentenced land-rights activist Can Thi Theu and her son Trinh Ba Tu to eight years in prison each for posting online articles and livestream videos criticizing the government for its handling of a deadly land-rights clash last year. The…

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Demystifying FPIC: Tools to support development, avoid conflict and respect community rights

27 May 2021

The third session of the Forum explored the nature of FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) and how it fits into the Mekong landscape, using case studies from a Vietnamese coffee project, and a company seeking land for eucalyptus plantations in Lao PDR.   Presentation 1 Free, Prior and informed…

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Capturing Knowledge from the  Implementation of the VGGT

WEBINARS: Capturing Knowledge from the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT): Africa - Asia (Mekong Region)

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…