MRLG focuses on the following two Thematic Areas
Customary tenure is a set of rules and norms that regulate the way land and other resources are allocated, used, accessed, and transferred. It is often the main system used by traditional communities to manage their land and resources. Customary tenure is usually undocumented, and not protected by national laws.
Responsible Agricultural Investments (RAI) respect the tenure claims of smallholder farmers, whether or not their land rights are legally recognized; distribute benefits and risks of investment in a socially-just manner; avoid and/or minimize environmental impacts; and maximize the efficient use of resources.
THIS IS HOW
The Mekong Region Land Governance Project responds to national priorities in terms of reducing poverty, increasing economic development and supporting smallholder farmers and this has proven beneficial to all stakeholders.
The project remains focused on addressing land governance issues in the CLMV countries but with a shift towards supporting the strategic engagement of reform actors in the policy making processes at national, sub-national and regional levels.
What we do
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Our project aims to improve land tenure security of smallholder farmers in the Mekong Region through contributing to the design and implementation of appropriate land policies and practices.
Regional experts analyze gender-inclusive land policies in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, proposing reforms for equitable policymaking.
The Outlook on Gender and Land in the Mekong Region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam) identifies strategic priorities to improve gender-equitable land governance.
Nurturing agricultural cooperatives for inclusive and effective agro-investment partnerships in Cambodia (brief in Khmer)
Cambodia seeks to enhance agribusiness for rural development through 4Ps, connecting smallholders and investors.
Comparing investments in the Lao tea sector: concessions, contracts, and outcomes for smallholder farmers (Lao version)
This study compares different investment models and their outcomes for farmers and investors in the Lao tea sector.
MRLG seeks Grants Manager for effective project management. Essential: grant experience in land, agriculture sectors. Details: bit.ly/49AmKO7
Are you ready to join a dynamic, diverse and stimulating project team living and working in Laos or Cambodia? Do you have experience in the area of Responsible Agricultural Investment, policy development and program management? Yes? We’d love to hear from you. Details at this link.