2021
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Supporting Myanmar’s land governance reforms: Approaches for legally recognizing customary land tenure as a driver for development for upland communities practising shifting cultivation

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As upland farming systems in Myanmar such as shifting cultivation – functioning under customary land tenurial arrangements – remain outside the statutory definition of farmlands, they are legally perceived as wastelands subject to appropriation under various land-related legislations. This policy brief examines the challenges and opportunities in recognizing customary land tenure as a key driver for the inclusive development of upland communities in Myanmar. It suggests approaches for harmonizing customary land tenure with the statutory provisions recommended by the National Land Use Policy.

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  • Pages:
    8
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2021
  • Publisher Name:
    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  • Publisher Place:
    Kathmandu, Nepal