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Open Development Cambodia (ODC) is an ‘open data’ website, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The open data movement is based on the simple premise that data collected for public interest should be publicly available without restrictions. Information or data in the public domain should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish. Open Development Cambodia does not promote any particular perspective, agenda or bias other than to provide objective information about Cambodia and its development.

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Still banking on land grabs: Australia's four big banks and land grabs

This report reveals new links between Australia's big four banks and three land grabbing case studies previously documented in Oxfam's 2014 report Banking on Shaky Ground. The new report also provides evidence that, even after Oxfam first alerted the banks to their exposure to land grabs, all four banks committed tens of millions of dollars in loan facilities to the agribusiness firm Cargill. A former subsidiary of Cargill acquired large tracts of land in Colombia’s Altillanura region that had been set aside by law for family farming.

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December 2016

Sub-decree No.154 on Land downsizing of 283.94 hectares in Tbeng Meanchey district of Preah Vihear province from the economic land concession of Lan Feng (Cambodia) International Company Ltd. and reclassifying the cut land as state private land for gra...

The concession land that belongs to Lan Feng (Cambodia) International Company Ltd has a downsize of 283.94 hectares. The cut land is then reclassified into the state private land for granting the ownership to Kui indigenous minority citizens in Brame commune, Tbeng Meanchey district, Preah Vihear province. In total, 61 land parcels of 219.46 hectares are granted with titles to 39 families in Sre Peng village and 16 land parcels of 64.48 hectares to 15 families in Bos Thom village.

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July 2016

Sub-decree No.124 on downsizing 605.8134 hectares in Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province from forest cover 2002 and reclassifying to private state land for granting purpose to Tumpoun indigenous communal ownership for one community and issue ownershi...

Land area of 605.8134 hectare in Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province has downsized from Forest Cover 2002 and reclassified as "State Private Land" for granting purpose as communal ownership to 96 families of Tumpoun indigenous community on 16 land parcels including 07 parcels for residential, 06 parcels for traditional agriculture, 01 for swidden farm, 01 parcels for land of guardians, and 01 parcel for burial forest land in Ou Chum commune and L'ak commune, Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province.

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June 2016

Sub-decree No.125 on downsizing 1496.3127 hectares in Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province from forest cover 2002 and reclassifying to private state land for granting purpose to Kreung indigenous communal ownership for one community and issue ownershi...

Land area of 1496.3127 hectare in Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province has downsized from Forest Cover 2002 and reclassified as "State Private Land" for granting purpose as communal ownership to 205 families of Kreung indigenous community on 21 land parcels including 02 parcels for residential, 09 parcels for traditional agriculture, 07 for swidden farm, 02 parcels for land of guardians, and 01 parcel for burial forest land in Kalai commune, Ou Chum commune, Pouy commune and L'ak commune, Ou Chum district, Ratanakiri province.

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June 2016

The compensation policies and market property price LS2 dam development project: Sesan District, Stung Treng

This research reviews laws and policies and estimates just and fair compensation for the communities affected by the Lower Sesan 2 dam (LSS2). The research comprised desk research, focus group discussions, key informant interviews and survey interviews conducted among 378 randomly selected community members in 9 purposively selected villages. The author found that compensation amounts demanded by the community, company and government were quite different.

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December 2015

Conversion timber, forest monitoring, and land-use governance in Cambodia

This report presents an overview of national patterns and practices of forest land clearance during the 2012-2013 dry season as a basis for discussing challenges for FLEGT and REDD+ in Cambodia. The report maps and describes the geography of forest land allocations in relation to the major forest formations, land concessions, protected areas, the national forest estate, and the reported concession ownership.

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December 2015

Renewed surge in land disputes must be addressed not denied

This LICADHO press release expresses strong concern at the surge in land disputes documented by its offices in 2014, which resulted in a threefold increase in the number of families newly affected compared to the previous year. In 2014, LICADHO registered 10,625 families, or an estimated 49,519 individuals, newly affected by land conflicts.

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December 2015