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Community / Land projects / Fair for All-Ratanakiri

Fair for All-Ratanakiri

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04/21 - 09/25

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NatureLife Cambodia (NLC) will work with Oxfam in Cambodia to establish the collaboration platform among key actors at the originate value chain of banana and rubber commodities to ensure fair investment while respecting human and communities’ rights andprotect biodiversity. This project will work in Ratanakiri Province to support the key actors (i.e. communities and private sector) at the origination of the value chain of two commodities (Rubber and Yellow Banana). The project will empower and build thecapacity of local communities (including women members) to talk about human/communities’ rights and trade value chain and establish the dialog platforms for all key actors involved in these two commodities to address the issue. Moreover, the abuse (rightand power) and the changed business practice will be documented for sharing to government focal points, policymakers, NGO partners, and the financial stakeholder of these two companies. NatureLife will also collaborate with other Fair for all project partners such as the Cambodian Agricultural Workers Federation (CAWF) looking to connect with the worker’s association in these banana and rubber plantations. The project will focus on: • Build the capacity of PTCF and O Rey CPA to manage their forest and document the human and community land rights violation and abuses due to banana and rubber plantation, and demand for corresponding solutions • Support O Rey CPA and conservation NGO (NatureLife) to work with Hong Anh Lomphat ELC and KRRC in piloting the new business model that respects community land use right and environment and fair investment • Support the establishment of the platform and safe space for dialogue and address the issue atthe origination of banana and rubber chains. KRRC and Hong Anh Lomphat ELC need to scale up their collaboration with local communities locate around its’ plantation, and change their business practices towards social and environmental responsibilities. • Contribute to developing the policy for promoting the social and environmental responsibility among ELC holders through the effort to establish the first conservation area within leased land. • Support the Fair for all partners to establish the workers association and cooperative in banana and rubber plantations • Encourage KRRC to become a more responsible investment company in the rubber sector via applying the voluntary guideline on mitigating socio-environmental risk for Vietnamese outward investors in agriculture in the Mekong sub-region. The project objective is to establish the collaboration platform among key actors at the originate value chain of banana and rubber commodities to ensure fair investment while respecting human and communities’ rights and protect biodiversity.

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