Today Landesa and Namati are launching a report with recommendations to the Myanmar government and other stakeholders on land policy.
Myanmar is undergoing a major transition, opening space for significant change for the first time in decades. Secure land tenure for smallholder farmers and rural communities is essential in a heavily agrarian nation like Myanmar, where millions in the rural population – nearly 70% of the country – depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
With the common aim of supporting the development of a protective, pro-poor legal framework, that will empower farmers to use the law, make informed decisions about their land, and maintain secure land tenure – ultimately leading to poverty alleviation for poor, rural women and men – Namati and Landesa have teamed up to prepare this report. The recommendations are drawn from: data analysis across thousands of community paralegal cases, Landesa regional experience, and joint Myanmar-based field visits. The report is available in both English and Burmese.
The report can be found on Landesa’s site here: http://www.landesa.org/myanmar-report-announcement and on Namati’s website here: http://namati.org/news/namati-landesapro-poormynamar/
Let us know what you think about the recommendations!