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Land lies at the center of debates about Cambodia’s socio-economic development. Despite urbanization tendencies, agriculture remains the main source of income for over three quarter of the population. For farmers in the fertile lowlands, private land ownership rights have enabled recovery of their livelihoods after decades of violent conflict. Meanwhile, the resource-rich uplands and border areas have been the site of large-scale land acquisitions for cash crop production and extractive industries. 
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Land Area
17,652,000 ha
GDP/Capita
4,354.6 USD

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Cambodia all-in on Prey Lang carbon offsets

2 May 2023

The Joint Credit Mechanism REDD+ (JCM REDD+) project will enable Cambodia to maintain the conservation of the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. The project is being extended to more than 50 villages around the sanctuary.

Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone

New Portfolio Highlights the Promises and Pitfalls of Land Investments

18 April 2023

The Land Portal Foundation has launched a new Land & Investments Portfolio that unpacks the key concepts, terms, international frameworks and policies, and many other aspects critical to understanding how land investments affect society.

An indigenous group erects a sign to calling out the illegal grabbing of their collective land in Andong Kraloeng community

Indigenous Communities Urge Action on Collective Land Titles

13 March 2023

Just 38 indigenous communities out of 455 have received communal land titles since the government first made them available in 2009, with indigenous activists and rights groups bemoaning the notoriously slow process.

Customary practices undermine principles of joint ownership in male-headed households and gender-biased norms often prevent women from exercising or claiming their rights to the land.

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Webinar Recap : Women’s Participation in Land Governance in the Mekong - Moving Beyond Quotas to Meaningful Inputs and Influence

19 February 2024

This webinar took place on February 15th, 2024, under the title “Women’s Participation in Land Governance in the Mekong : Moving Beyond Quotas to Meaningful Inputs and Influence”. The webinar featured panelists from researchers to youth representatives. The webinar was jointly organized by the Land…

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Women's Land Rights in the Mekong

Women’s Participation in Land Governance in the Mekong: Moving Beyond Quotas to Meaningful Inputs and Influence

Join us in a webinar that will shine light on two groundbreaking reports concerning gender and land governance in the Mekong region. The reports, "Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region" and "Towards Gender-Equitable Land Policy and Law Making in the Mekong Region," were produced in Phase…