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24 May 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Jana Herold
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Global

In the Mekong region, agriculture (including forestry and fisheries) employs over 43% of the population and contributes to around 16% to the regional GDP, making it an important sector for investment. Agricultural investment can be key to support economic growth, enhance food security and nutrition and reduce poverty, thereby contributing to the Agenda 2030. Yet, this investment must be responsible to generate sustainable benefits.

24 May 2021
Authors: 
Louisa J.M. Jansen
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

The recognition of customary tenure systems and responsible land-based investments that safeguard legitimate tenure rights and right holders are the interconnected main themes for mainstreaming the principles and internationally recognized good practices of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) in Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam.

24 May 2021
Authors: 
Louisa J.M. Jansen
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

To better understand key land tenure terms and their meaning, four bilingual glossaries have been prepared with the title "The ABC of land tenure - Key terms and their meaning with a focus on the Voluntary Guidelines and the Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security".

Thinh Hoang Hai
21 May 2021
Authors: 
Rob Cole
China
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The impacts of agribusiness and plantation investments on the forests of the Mekong region have been widely documented. Taken together, much of this evidence paints a picture of global economic forces bearing down on fragile ecosystems and ethnically diverse communities of smallholder farmers. What emerges is a set of well-known trade-offs – agricultural investments can bring livelihood improvements and benefits to smallholders, but also multiple risks to people and landscapes.

Thinh Hoang Hai
21 May 2021
Authors: 
Dr. Antoine Deligne
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam
Southern Asia

During Session 3 of the  3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum, we will talk about free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) standards, with the intention to address common concerns of government agencies and private investors about perceived challenges and risks in relation to FPIC application. The session will highlight why FPIC is actually in the best interest of all stakeholders.

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

 

La tenencia consuetudinaria se encuentra con las inversiones agrícolas responsables

Boletín de Perspectivas País N.1 /   Mayo 2021

 

Figure 8: Clearing jungle for more profitable rubber trees - Muang Sing, Lao PDR (by Houston Marsh)
18 May 2021
Authors: 
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.

Photo by: Sandra Coburn / The Cloudburst Group
17 April 2018
Authors: 
Matt Sommerville
Zambia
Ghana
Paraguay
Myanmar
Vietnam
Global

Much of the world’s rural landscapes are technically managed by national governments with limited recognition of, or support for, the rights and management responsibilities of the rural poor who live in these areas. In an era of large-scale land acquisitions for global commodity production, this has led, in some cases, to governments allocating vast tracts of land and resources to companies with limited or no consultation of the people affected.

Asia
Myanmar
Taiwan
Vietnam

By Roy Prosterman

Asia’s Tigers, the collection of booming economies that emerged in the East following World War II, are often hailed as economic miracles. There was, though, no “secret sauce” behind that sustained and broad-based economic growth. Rather, as Myanmar is poised to show, the key ingredient for a Tiger economy can be found right beneath our feet.

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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