ILC partners in Asia call for wider recognition of land rights as human rights
Friday, 9th March 2018
The magnitude and intensity of land conflicts in Asia have increased over the years, with the continued rise of land and agricultural investments and continued competing claims for scarce natural resources. In various instances, governments and private sector entities alike have facilitated the displacement of rural communities, the deterioration of the environment and agricultural livelihoods, and the loss of lives through land concessions and businesses ventures.
In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.
First Inauguration of “Sambo Network Agricultural Cooperative” in Cambodia
Tuesday, 30th January 2018
Villages Based Farmer Associations which are members of Farmers Nature Net (FNN) District Network in Sambo district, Kratie province had their own initiative along with some technical support from secretariat team in mobilizing their members in to Agricultural Cooperative which is registered legally with Provincial Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fishery.
Land rights as human rights – a view from Bangladesh
Friday, 5th January 2018
In Bangladesh, around 80% of civil and criminal cases are related to land conflict. Eviction and torture against the marginal and indigenous peoples can be found throughout the country. Published in local newspapers, 11 cases of tortures are recorded during 2012 to 2017.