This study forms part of a three-year study to scope the nature and extent of land use change in the three postcolonial Asian countries of India, Indonesia and Myanmar. It tries to understand how land use change has occurred throughout Myanmar and what its consequences on communities have been. Providing an overview of land governance and the extent of land use change in Myanmar, the study elaborates on the impacts on farmers’ and communities’ lives. Strategies employed and remedies sought for by the people affected by these land transformations are explored and discussed.
Author: Centre for Policy Research; Namati Environmental Justice Program
Publisher: Centre for Policy Research; Namati Environmental Justice Program
Keyword(s): agriculture, communities, deforestation, governance, land conflict, land governance, land rights, land tenure, land use change, land use conflict, mining, Myanmar, natural resources, natural resources conflict, rights
Location(s): Asia, Myanmar