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Date of publication: 
February 2017
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29
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This presentation summarizes an on-going research in Myanmar, carried out by renowned agricultural specialist U San Thein and a team of experts, with the support of MRLG. This research is based on a thorough analysis of records on vacant, fallow and virgin land allotted for mainly agri-business projects between 1992 and 2016, and also an analysis of the reports of the Parliamentary Investigation Commission on land confiscation and the return of land. The study also included interview responses from key government staff in all concerned line ministries.

It presents brand new information about the status of vacant, fallow and virgin land granted by the State (as concession) to agri-business companies or individual, organization and military in Myanmar representing a total of 3,968,314 acres, their location, their use rate (on average 15 %) and other important data. It also analyses the results of the parliamentary Investigation Commission and ends by recommendations for better regulation of future concessions. 

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
U San Thein Jean-Christophe Diepart Céline Allaverdian Aung Tin Moe
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Non-profit organization

Project Description
Land governance is at the center of development challenges in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Governments are revising land policies and practices in order to face these challenges. The project aims to (i) assist the emergence of more favorable policies and practices for securing the rights and access of family farmers to land and natural resources; and (ii) to strengthen the effectiveness of concerned stakeholders through learning, alliance building and regional cooperation.

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Non-profit organization

Project Description
Land governance is at the center of development challenges in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Governments are revising land policies and practices in order to face these challenges. The project aims to (i) assist the emergence of more favorable policies and practices for securing the rights and access of family farmers to land and natural resources; and (ii) to strengthen the effectiveness of concerned stakeholders through learning, alliance building and regional cooperation.

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