Cambodia

The battle for Cambodian farm land

"People lose their access to land simply so that rich and powerful Cambodians and foreign investors can make profit from cash crops for export."

Conflicts simmer over land concessions

The Cambodian government’s moves to allocate vast tracts of land to foreign and local companies are often done without consulting local villagers.

Cambodian farmers rise up over "land-grabbing"

In a move to attract foreign investment, Cambodia has awarded big concessions to companies, mainly from China, Vietnam and South Korea, to run mines, power plants and farms, leading to a rise in forced evictions by state officials profiting on the sale and lease of farmland for use by foreign and local companies.