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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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Land Area
17,652,000 ha
GDP/Capita
3,869.5 USD

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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…

Gov’t cancels public claims of ownership in sanctuary

28 January 2021

Main Photo: Environmental officials inspect Prey Lang wildlife sanctuary in Sandan district, Kampong Thom province​ on 2020. Environment Ministry The government has repealed all previously issued letters certifying sales, purchases, transfers, occupation or ownership of any land within the Prey…

Banteay Srei’s 15-year land rows solved

21 January 2021

Ten cases of land disputes that lasted for over 15 years have been solved by the Banteay Srei district administration by understanding and peaceful mean on January 19. Banteay Srei governor Khim Finan said on 20 January that a land dispute that had gone on for 15 years now had become an impediment…

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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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The​ first​ Environmental​ Impact​ Assessment​ (EIA)​ portal​ in​ Cambodia

15 March 2019

Cambodia​ aims​ to​ fasten​ its​ economic​ growth​ while​ fully​ committing​ to​ sustainable​ development.​ To​ avoid​ adverse​ impacts​ from​ the​ development​ and​ promote​ long​ term​ benefits​ to​ economic,​ social​ and​ environmental​ change,​ the​ practice​ of​ Environmental​ Impact​…

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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