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Rural poor squeezed by land concessions in Mekong region - report

Companies acquired concessions amounting to the size of a small European country, while rural residents of Southeast Asia’s Mekong region saw their landholdings shrink or disappear over the past two decades, according to researchers. More than 5.1 million hectares of land – an area larger than ...

100 rai of violated land seized by officials on Koh Lanta

Department of Forestry and allied officials on Thursday seized about 100 rai of land in Phuket’s Koh Lanta that had been encroached upon by parties they described as “too powerful, unfazed by law and willing to threaten authorities with death”.More than 30 officials from several ...

North Asia Resources to turn cassava into fuel

Hong Kong-listed firm North Asia Resources Holding Ltd announced yesterday that it has purchased 14,000 hectares of an economic land concession in Pursat province from Henan Tianguan Enterprise Group for $53.2 million.Read more ...

Minister aims to boost farming through partnerships

The government is considering setting up public private partnerships to add value to the country’s farming industry, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon has told a meeting of senior regional leaders. Speaking at the Grow Asia Forum on May 10, Mr Sakhon said Cambodia is in the ...

15 mining projects see concessions revoked

Fifteen mining operations have had their concessions revoked after investors failed to implement their projects as agreed after they were granted concessions by the government. Speaking at the ongoing ordinary session of the National Assembly last week, Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Khammany Inthirath ...

Weather index-based insurance project to cover crop damage

A weather index-based crop insurance is going to be introduced as pilot projects in Pyay township, Bago Region and Shwebo township, Sagaing Region, starting from May 8. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation deputy permanent secretary U Myo Tint Tun, the insurance ...

Gov’t to get tough with dishonest land concession holders

The government will use tougher measures to regulate concession projects by withdrawing land if no progress is made on the proposed project, while also pushing for authorities at various levels to participate in the process. Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on behalf of the government made ...

Lifting of farmland limit to spur exports of produce

Expansion of land limits and accumulation of land for large-scale production are expected to be the foundation for the branding of farm produce. Vietnam has become a big farm produce exporter, but most of the products are exported as raw materials and don’t bear a ...

CPF taking food to EU with WFGL

CPF Investment Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), has inked a share purchase agreement with Westbridge Food Group Ltd (WFGL) at a combined value of £60 million (2.6 billion baht) to expand CPF’s market in Europe. CPF chairman and chief executive ...

Rights groups urge restraint over antibiotics

A group of consumer rights activists called on the government to step up measures to tackle the problem of drug-resistant bacteria in animals, after samples of pork from local markets in the city were found to contain traces of antibiotics. Chanpen Wiwat, president of Foundation for ...

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