In Myanmar, millions of farmers are at risk of being considered trespassers on their own land after the adoption of a controversial law. The “Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law” (VFV) was amended and approved by the ...
In Myanmar, almost half of the rural population is said to be landless : it is the highest rate of landlessness in the Mekong region. With agriculture as the engine of Myanmar’s economy, employing more than two thirds ...
Persistence and change in Hakha Chin land and resource tenure: A study on land dynamics in the periphery of Hakha
| GRET | 2018
The research provides a holistic overview of the key changes that affected Northern Chin society from pre-colonial times up to now in villages close to Hakha town where State penetration was stronger than in more remote areas. The study ...
Land tenure in rural lowland Myanmar: From historical perspectives to contemporary realities in the Dry zone and the Delta
| GRET | 2017
The study is available in English. The Burmese version is composed of its synthesis and executive summary. This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and ...
Comments on the proposed environmental code of cambodia (V6) and proposed amendments for a better recognition of customary tenure rights in protected areas
The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian ...
Convergence under pressure : Different routes to private ownership through land reforms in four Mekong countries (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam)
| Comité Technique Foncier et développement ; AFD ; MAEDI | 2015/12
This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s ...