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Interactive Map Shows Scale and Speed of Cambodia's Land-grabbing Crisis


An interactive map shows the full extent of Cambodia’s land-grabbing crisis.  Over 2.1 Million hectares of land has been transferred from subsistence farmers into the hands of agricultural firms and an estimated 400 000 people have been affected by land disputes since 2003. The government leases “private state land” to companies that agree to farm it and occupants rarely receive proper if any compensation. This process is transforming Cambodian society from a nation of subsistence farmers  to landless seasonal workers or garment factory workers.

Global Witness
September 21, 2012

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