Land tenure and land titling

Development and assistance for land tenure and land titling

Ethnic Groups Demand Input in Myanmar Land Reforms

Development organizations and farming groups from ethnic minority areas have called on the government to postpone land reforms, saying they will crush indigenous people’s rights. After parliament resumes on Feb. 1, it is due to discuss a land law which has been planned since 2019 as ...

NAN LWIN

Bangkok court admits Cambodia farmers' lawsuit against Thai sugar firm

A Bangkok court on Friday agreed to grant class action status to more than 700 Cambodian families suing a Thai sugar firm for evicting them from their homes, a lawsuit that human rights experts see as a test case for transboundary disputes. The lawsuit against Asia’s ...

Rina Chandran

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 ...

Secure access to land critical to achieve an end to hunger

Addressing fairly the challenges of land tenure for hundreds of millions of people in Asia and the Pacific is a critical step that policy makers must take if the region is to meet the 2030 deadline for zero hunger and eradication of poverty, the Food ...

Myanmar govt to redistribute vacant land

The Myanmar government is developing a plan to redistribute vacant or fallow plots of land to rural landless people willing to farm the land.The Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu told The Irrawaddy on Monday the government had obtained US$4.19 million ...

Htet Naing Zaw

PM says veterans will get their land

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked Land Minister Chea Sophara and the Cambodia Veterans Association to make a success of the social land concession scheme for men and women who have served the nation. Speaking at the 10th Anniversary of Cambodian Veterans Day at Koh ...

Villagers, soldiers in land battle

Villagers involved in a long-running land dispute in Kratie province’s Sambor district have prevented soldiers from building a fence around disputed land that the army intends to use as a sniper training ground. The two-year-old conflict surrounding 20 hectares in O’Krieng commune’s O’Kandie village between ...

Abandoned veterans’ land-grab nightmare

The scheme sounded good for the 240 disabled and retired army and police veterans and their families. The government built homes for them and promised a plot nearby on which to plant crops and support themselves. But five years later they are still without their land.  ...

Land row families demand titles

Nearly 100 citizens representing 429 families at the center of the Techo Aphivat land dispute gathered at Kampot provincial hall on February 8 demanding resolution of the row and for land titles to be speeded up. However, the authorities said these citizens are not resident there and ...

Millions of Cambodian farmers receive land titles under state plan

Cambodia is moving fast to provide millions of land titles to farmers in an effort to reduce conflicts over territory in the Southeast Asian nation, a senior government official said. About 770,000 Cambodians — more than five percent of the population — have been affected by land ...

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