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Open Development Mekong Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Cambodia
Vietnam
Laos
Myanmar
China
Thailand

An analysis paper by Future Directions International on livelihood considerations and food security in the Lower Mekong countries, published in May 2016.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam
China

The April 2015 edition of Against the Grain -- a report by Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) on laws and mechanisms in Asia that result in land transfer from independent farmers to larger entities.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Cambodia
Vietnam
Laos
Myanmar
China

An extended abstract of Natalia Scurrah and Philip Hirsch's report on land law in the Mekong region, published by Mekong Land Research Forum.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2015
Laos

In this paper, Kepa publishes reflections on the state of civil society in Laos. These reflections, based on Kepa’s own work with its partners, member organisations and their partners in the country, provide an overview and highlight some current issues and developments in the role of civil society organisations.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Cambodia
Laos

This study investigates the implications of large-scale land concessions in southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia with regard to places outside of actual concession areas, both within the countries where the concessions are located and beyond.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Myanmar

A case study commissioned and published by Land Core Group and conducted by Kevin Woods on the risks, opportunities and inequalities presented by contract farming and industrialised farming techniques in practice. The case study examines maize smallholder production in Shan State, a contract farming scheme by the Charoen Pokphand Group. Draft published for review in December 2015.

Reports & Research
November 2015
Cambodia
China
Laos
Myanmar
Vietnam

This report presents a political-economic analysis of land governance at the regional level, focusing on the Mekong Region. The primary emphasis is on Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, but the paper also takes into account the regional role and land governance experiences of Thailand and China.

Reports & Research
November 2015
Cambodia

A 2015 report published by Mekong Region Land Governance project (MRLG) on ther ,ulti-faced issue of land governance in Cambodia.

January 2015
Laos

A profile of the Lao People's Democratic Republic by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Data is provided on economic indicators; food, nutrition and food security; population and labor force; land use and agricultural inputs; water resources and irrigation; agricultural production and trade; fisheries production and trade; and forestry production and trade.