Some 200,000 acres (81,000 ha) of farmland have been confiscated nationwide during past decades
- The Irrawaddy
06 Jul 2016
India, one of the world’s largest consumers and importers of pulses, may soon take over agricultural land in Africa and Myanmar to meet growing demand in its domestic market.
FT correspondents report on the global race for land from Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia.
- Financial Times
01 Mar 2016
Villagers say they were not consulted about plans to turn their land into grazing grounds and believe it was a ploy by officials who planned to profit from renting out 300 acres to a Chinese company for a banana plantation.
A 2015 report said Kachin, Myanmar's northernmost state bordering China, has the second largest number of land confiscations, fuelled by the outgoing semi-civilian government liberalisation policies that have driven up land prices and attract foreign and domestic investment.
This paper aims to study the situation of land grabbing and its impacts on small-scale farmers in 5 countries, namely Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
- Local Action Links
02 Oct 2015
While powerful businessmen and military officials are responsible for most of the displacement, foreign investors often benefit from the land grabs.
Arrests in Karen State target those assisting farmers fighting land grabs, says Human Rights Watch.
"There will be concerns about agriculture investment unless land ownership is opened to foreign investors,' says the OECD's Jan Rielander.
The water-rich region of Myanmar has become the target of land speculation, driven in part by local Myanmar-Chinese merchants and Chinese speculators and businesspeople.
A new report reveals the extent of land grabbing in Myanmar, especially along the border with China.
The head of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, Doan Nguyen Duc, now owns 46,000 ha of rubber, 10,000 ha of sugar cane and 6,000 ha of corn in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar and plans to raise 236,000 cows in Laos.