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A concession is defined as the granting of a territory for its occupation and use.

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Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The second day of the Forum built upon discussions around customary land tenure in the Mekong region, but with a focus upon private sector investment practices, particularly concerning agriculture and the potential impact on smallholder farmers, the rural poor, and the environment.

 

Figure 8: Clearing jungle for more profitable rubber trees - Muang Sing, Lao PDR (by Houston Marsh)
18 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Malaysia
Thailand
Vietnam

In this first edition, Daniel Hayward brings you four articles that talk about customary land tenure and responsible agricultural investment. It’s a prelude to the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum with each article unfolding the topic of each session.

Consent is Everybody’s Business: Why banks need to act on free, prior and informed consent
27 August 2019
Authors: 
Imke Greven
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

Banks must stand with Indigenous and local communities in respecting their land rights

In 2018, every week more than three people were murdered, defending their land and environment from destructive industries like mining, logging and agribusiness. These killings represent the extreme end of a spectrum of violence and threats directed at land rights defenders.

Promoting Land Grabs, Increasing Inequality
7 June 2019
Authors: 
Scott Schang
Mozambique
Tanzania
Global

In the past decade, significant international attention focused on “land grabs” in developing countries by companies and others hungry for land to grow food and procure resources for the world’s growing population.

16 July 2018
Authors: 
Dr. Emmanuel Urey
Mr. Tyler Roush
Africa
Liberia

In the fading afternoon light, Kou Berpa leads a small group out to a patch of land a short distance off of the main road in Ganta, Liberia.

The land is strewn with rocks and dried vegetation. The jagged remains of a tree stump consume one corner. It’s easy to miss the green shoots scattered across the grounds – the beginnings of a crop of corn that Kou has planted.

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South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

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

Local shops provided rural households with an alternative source of income and became part of farmers’ coping strategy to sustain their livelihoods in the aftermath of land dispossession.  Photo Credit: Diana Suhardiman/IWMI.
Global
Laos

By Diana Suhardiman and Emily Koo

Laos has conceded a significant amount of land to foreign investors, with estimates placing 15% of the country’s land under foreign control. Such land concessions, or the granting of rights to land, are positioned by the government as critical to economic growth and poverty reduction.

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