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Land lies at the center of debates about Cambodia’s socio-economic development. Despite urbanization tendencies, agriculture remains the main source of income for over three quarter of the population. For farmers in the fertile lowlands, private land ownership rights have enabled recovery of their livelihoods after decades of violent conflict. Meanwhile, the resource-rich uplands and border areas have been the site of large-scale land acquisitions for cash crop production and extractive industries. 
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17,652,000 ha
3,869.5 USD

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Casinos, condos and sugar cane: How a Cambodian national park is being sold down the river

4 May 2021

Botum Sakor National Park in southern Cambodia has lost at least 30,000 hectares of forest over the past three decades. Decades of environmental degradation go back to the late 1990s when the Cambodian government began handing out economic land concessions for the development of commercial…

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Cambodia puts its arduous titling process for Indigenous land up for review

15 April 2021

Since 2009, Cambodia has had a legal process by which Indigenous communities can obtain legal title to their traditional land. Of around 455 Indigenous communities in Cambodia, 33 have been granted land titles. People who have engaged in the Indigenous land titling process say it is time-consuming…

Families on Preah Sihanouk’s islands denied land titles

Families on Preah Sihanouk’s islands denied land titles

1 February 2021

Main photo: Provincial hall spokesman Kheang Phearom (not in picture) said more than 300 families currently live on the sites of the 584 plots. Photo supplied The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration will not certify land titles for more than 300 families in the communes of Koh Rong and Koh…



Customary practices undermine principles of joint ownership in male-headed households and gender-biased norms often prevent women from exercising or claiming their rights to the land.

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#MRLF2021: Working toward a more equitable and inclusive future for smallholders in the Mekong Region

7 May 2021

Around five hundred people from civil society, academia, government, private industry, and development agencies will be gathering in a few weeks for the 2021 Mekong Regional Land Forum (#MRLF2021). We're coming together as reform-minded actors within and beyond the region to engage in debate on…

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First Mekong Region Land Forum, Hanoi, 21 to 23 June 2016

First Mekong Region Land Forum

MRLG, GIZ and IPSARD are pleased to announce that they will organize the first Mekong Region Land Forum in Hanoi, on 21st to 23rd of June