Agro-industrial production

Economic land concessions and plantations

Kratie resolves Memot Rubber Plantation land dispute in Snuol

Kratie provincial authorities have resolved a land dispute between more than 1,800 families and the Memot Rubber Plantation Company in Snuol district’s Pi Thnou commune. Khan Chamnan, provincial deputy governor, yesterday said that each family will receive two hectares of Social Land Concessions.  ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664714/kratie-resolves-memot-rubber-plantation-land-dispute-in-snuol/

Koh Kong villagers seek land dispute resolution from interior ministry

The protesters, from Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Sre Ambel districts, gathered in front of the Interior Ministry to submit a petition seeking invention from Interior Minister Sar Kheng, before moving on to demonstrate in front of the Land Management Ministry, where they had protested ...

Khut Sokun
https://vodenglish.news/koh-kong-villagers-seek-land-dispute-resolution-from-interior-ministry/

Royalties concern forest activists

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in the first three quarters of this year, Cambodia earned $5.7 million in royalties from forest produce – an increase of nearly $2 million compared to the same period last year when it earned $4 million. The ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/royalties-concern-forest-activists

Official briefs court on ELCs over logging

A senior Agriculture Ministry official on Tuesday appeared at Mondulkiri Provincial Court to clarify how companies, including a Vietnamese firm under investigation over illegal logging, are granted Economic Land Concessions. Mam Vanda, provincial court spokesman, yesterday said that Chan Savuth, a ministry secretary of state, provided ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50642910/official-briefs-court-on-elcs-over-logging/

Savuth summoned over M’kiri ELCs

The Mondulkiri Provincial Court has summoned Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Chan Savuth to appear on September 12 for questioning over his alleged granting of economic land concessions (ELCs). ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/savuth-summoned-over-mondulkiri-elcs

Ministry official questioned over suspected illegal ELCs

A Mondulkiri provincial prosecutor questioned Lor Raksmey, an under-secretary of state at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries on Wednesday over his alleged involvement in illegally granting economic land concessions (ELCs) covering 9,741ha to a private company. Provincial court spokesman Meas Bros told The ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-official-questioned-over-suspected-illegal-elcs

Vehicles used in Mondulkiri forest crimes are destroyed

National Military Police commander Sao Sokha on Wednesday ordered the destruction of more than 20 vehicles involved in forestry crimes in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district. Sokha, who also heads the National Committee for Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes, gave the order after ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicles-used-mondulkiri-forest-crimes-are-destroyed

Timber firms face action

The government has said it will revoke the business licences and immediately halt the operations of five companies in Mondulkiri province’s Koh Nhek district if they are found to be involved in forestry crimes. The warning came as authorities probe the companies’ alleged involvement in logging ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-firms-face-action

Police, land protesters clash

More than 100 villagers, representing 197 families from Chi Khor Krom and Chi Khor Leu communes in Koh Kong province’s Sre Ambel district, protested again on Wednesday and clashed with authorities in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction after the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/police-land-protesters-clash

BirdLife, Ratanakkiri provincial authorities meet VN firm over wildlife conservation

Ratanakkiri provincial authorities and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme have urged Hoang Anh Lumphat Co Ltd to preserve the habitat of endangered fauna species in a protected area and discontinue forest clearing. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/birdlife-ratanakkiri-provincial-authorities-meet-vn-firm-over-wildlife-conservation

Sar Kheng proposes land dispute resolution

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng has proposed the establishment of a village and the construction of roads for the people living on a disputed land plot in Kulen Promtep Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province’s Choam Ksan district. Metre Pheap received approval for an agro-industry ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-proposes-land-dispute-resolution

Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court

After years of protesting, two Cambodian farmers make their case this week in a Bangkok court against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol, who they blame for the loss of their livelihoods. The stakes are high for the farmers and the company. The villagers from Cambodia are trying to convince the ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/190612123127160.html

Kampong Speu sugar company villagers protest at Land Management Ministry

Nearly 700 people from different communities in Kampong Speu province protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Thursday, seeking a solution to their long-running land dispute with three sugar companies. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-sugar-company-villagers-protest-land-management-ministry

Ethnic land row forum created

The provincial government on Tuesday ordered the creation of a forum in a bid to find a resolution in the 10-year land dispute between 12 ethnic minority communities in Ratanakkiri province and Vietnamese agribusiness giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) over 20 ancestral “spirit mountains”. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ethnic-land-row-forum-created

Disputants seek responses

Representatives of families embroiled in a land dispute with Union Development Group (UDG) on Monday gathered in front of the Ministry of Environment in a bid to bring about a speedy solution to the ongoing case. The villagers from Koh Kong province’s Koh Sdech and ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/disputants-seek-responses

Mitr Phol disputants file complaint to UK government against Bonsucro

Alleged victims of land grabbing in Oddar Meanchey province have filed a formal complaint to the UK government against Bonsucro, the sugar industry’s sustainability certification body, accusing it of breaches of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mitr-phol-disputants-file-complaint-uk-government-against-bonsucro

Environment ministry works to better identify timber sources

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al said on Monday that his ministry is working with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries to identify whether transported timber is from legal or illegal sources. Cambodian Youth Party (CYP) president Pich Sros, who is also a member ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environment-ministry-works-better-identify-timber-sources

Land row villagers see hope

The Preah Vihear provincial authority and other relevant parties issued a statement on Wednesday that contained five points aimed to end a land dispute between 330 families and private company Metrei Pheap. This follows the submission of a petition requesting Prime Minister Hun Sen to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/land-row-villagers-see-hope

Preah Vihear land dispute drags on

Preah Vihear provincial authorities have requested villagers to stop clearing disputed land and wait for authorities to find a solution according to the “tiger skin formula”, which aims to reduce the impact of economic land concessions (ELCs) on villagers’ farming land. The villagers have been ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/preah-vihear-land-dispute-drags

Illegal logging claims refuted

Forest activists in Battambang province’s Samlot district said on Thursday that a company that has received an economic land concession (ELC) in the area is trading timber from outside its ELC boundary. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-claims-refuted

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