A regional legislator of Myanmar wants the regional government to investigate reports of farmland being illegally rented to foreigners, which could affect food security. She said that foreign companies are using local proxy firms to illegally lease and farm land.
Le RCEP changera la manière dont les gouvernements décident des droits fonciers et qui a accès à la terre. Il pourrait par conséquent intensifier l’accaparement des terres en Asie. Nouvel article de GRAIN.
China-backed banana tissue-culture plantations, banned in Laos and Thailand, began popping up in Myanmar about 12 years ago. A report issued earlier this year by Land Security and Environmental Conservation Network indicated that that there are more than 100,000 acres of banana plantations in Kachin state.
Myanmar's new land law amendment has its roots in a British colonial notion of “wasteland” that consciously undermines customary land claims of highland communities to the benefit of foreign investors and tax collectors.
Under a land reformation act, millions of farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land they have tilled for generations. In an open letter, a national grassroots coalition, called for the government to "abolish" the law and "enact a federal law that safeguards people's integrity, their lives and livelihoods."