Recommendations for Implementation of Pro-Poor Land Policy and Land Law in Myanmar

Originally published at: http://namati.org/resources/pro-poorlandpolicymyanmar/
In this report Namati and Landesa highlight the pressing need of Myanmar’s rural population – and recommend potential solutions – as the Myanmar government embarks on wide-reaching land policy reform. 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. Despite some updates to the legal framework, such as the 2012 Farmland Law and Vacant, Fallow,…