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Cover MRLG (2018) Summary Report of the Second Regional Land Forum, 28 – 30 May 2018
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June 2018
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Following the success of the inaugural Regional Land  Forum  in  Hanoi  in  2016,  the  Second Regional  Land  Forum  was  held  from  28-30th May,  2018,  in  Bangkok.  The  Regional  Land Forum  aims  to  provide  a  multi-stakeholder platform  for  networking  and  dialogue  on  land governance  issues  across  the  Mekong  region, particularly  Cambodia,  Laos,  Myanmar  and Vietnam  (CLMV).  The  Second  Regional  Land Forum  attracted  280 participants  –  comprising government,   private   sector,   civil   society, researchers,   community   members,   donors, development partners and media – from across the region and wider, to China, India, as well as Africa, Europe and America. Throughout the Forum, and reflecting key issues in the region, there was a focus on land-based investments and recognition of customary tenure which are issues strongly affected by increasing pressures on natural resources in the region.

This occurs especially in places where legitimate tenure  rights  are  in  need  of  recognition  and respect. As  highlighted by the Mekong State of Land   Report,   many   countries   are   at   a crossroads trying to manage  investments in land and natural resources, internal migrations, and food  security  within  the  context  of  ongoing agrarian transitions.

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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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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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