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Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The second day of the Forum built upon discussions around customary land tenure in the Mekong region, but with a focus upon private sector investment practices, particularly concerning agriculture and the potential impact on smallholder farmers, the rural poor, and the environment.

 

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The third session of the Forum explored the nature of FPIC (Free, Prior and Informed Consent) and how it fits into the Mekong landscape, using case studies from a Vietnamese coffee project, and a company seeking land for eucalyptus plantations in Lao PDR.
 

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Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
27 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Southern Asia

The fourth session of the Mekong Land Forum introduced the ASEAN Guidelines on Promoting Responsible Agricultural Investment and identified some of the challenges ahead in implementation. Two companies shared their experiences working with a strong policy in CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), so that we could consider how company practices can align with the Guidelines.
 

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
26 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The second session of the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum explored some of the regional and global trends in protecting local user rights in forests. In particular, it looked at some of the regional programs in social forestry and how these attempt to draw a balance between community needs and other demands for conservation, and exploitation for timber and non-timber resources. 

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
26 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The task of opening a large event is never easy. Within a short space of time, you need to set out a clear agenda, freshening the perspective of the viewer, and then clear the decks for discussion to move forwards rather than retread old ground. Following some introductory greetings from Jean-François Cuénod of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Micah Ingalls (Team Leader MRLG) took up the challenge.

Vietnam (credit: Thinh Hoang Hai)
26 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Daniel Hayward
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
Southern Asia

The first session of the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum looked to clarify an understanding of customary land tenure systems, and bring a focus upon communities living in and around forestland areas of the Mekong region. The session observed some of the policy developments that could lead to greater recognition of customary tenure and land security for community members.
 

3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum: Forum Replay
26 May 2021
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand
Vietnam

Summaries and selected replays from the 3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum are available below. Full replays of the plenary sessions will be posted shortly -- check back soon!

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".

24 May 2021
Authors: 
Louisa J.M. Jansen
Global

Instruments like the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) are "voluntary", i.e., legally non-binding. These instruments are intended to have a direct influence on the governance of the tenure practice of states by providing an internationally recognized set of principles, and by simultaneously encouraging good practices.

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