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Myanmar is in the midst of rapid economic and social change, with dramatic consequences for land tenure. Under the military regimes that ruled Myanmar since 1962, the state was the main landowner, either directly or (after 1988) via proxy companies.

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65,267,000 ha
4,032.6 USD

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Military land-grabbing gathers pace under cover of conflict

22 April 2023

Farmers and other land-owners have no legal recourse against a regime using war to seize land for military bases, client corporations and grandiose infrastructure projects.

China Cuts Power to Myanmar Village Amid Border Dispute

7 July 2022

Main photo: The Chinese fence inside Myanmar’s territory in October 2021. / NamKhamnews China has cut off electricity to a border village in northern Shan State for nearly nine months due to boundary disputes, according to residents.  Nawng Kham village in Namkham Township is to the north of the…

Why land tenure security is not enough: the need for a radical, justice oriented framework for land and resource

1 July 2022

LANDac International Conference 2022 Session Summary Taking notice of the 10th anniversary of the CFS Tenure Guidelines (TGs) this year, contributors to the session debated in light of case studies in Colombia, Myanmar and the Sámi territory in Finland the intricacies of land tenure policies, as…



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What’s Gender Got to Do with the Governance of Land?

5 March 2024

A Recap of the Recent Land Portal-MRLG Webinar on Gender Equitable Land Governance in the Mekong Region On Thursday 15 February, the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project and the Land Portal launched the first webinar in the State of Land in the Mekong series. The series, which will consist…

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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…