An Examination of Policies Promoting Large-Scale Investment in Farmland in Cambodia

C Sperfeldt, F Tek, B Tai

Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee | Published : 2012


Against the backdrop of ongoing intense debate in Cambodia about economic land concessions (ELCs) this paper aims to capture the status quo, more than ten years after the adoption of a new Land Law and almost seven years after the promulgation of the relevant Sub-Decree on Economic Land Concessions. It is hoped that a survey-like appeasement of the policies and practices of these land concessions to date will assist stakeholders in Cambodia in developing fresh policy responses to a series of significant challenges encountered until today. The question is to figure whether it is possible to identify a new ‘common ground’. Uncovering such common ground and identifying lessons from past experie..

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