Challenges and Opportunities of Recognizing and Protecting Customary Tenure Systems in Myanmar

This document is a joint initiative between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) Project.

This policy brief was developed in order to enable a meaningful engagement and policy dialogue with government institutions and other relevant stakeholders about challenges and opportunities related to recognizing customary tenure in Myanmar. It aims at strengthening the recognition and legal protection of customary tenure systems in the country in line with the key principles of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) (FAO/CFS, 2012)

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