Guns, Cronies and Crops
New Global Witness exposé: how Myanmar’s business, political and military cronies conspired to grab farmers’ land, leaving communities struggling to survive.
Vietnam’s two biggest rubber companies are moving into Cambodia and Laos, seizing farmland, flouting land and forest protection laws and wrecking local livelihoods.
What Future for Rubber Production in Myanmar?
Myanmar is the latest target for the rubber industry, but instead of the government promoting much-needed investment in small-holder rubber farmers, private companies have been given priority to buy up large swathes of land for plantations.
Anti-Land Grab Regulations
Holes in international law mean we have very little way of ensuring that our supply chains and savings don’t link us to land that has been illegally or violently taken from the people who live on it.
Dealing with Disclosure
The rush for land in developing countries is rapidly intensifying, but the sector remains largely unregulated internationally.