“Bittersweet Harvest” in Cambodia – A cautionary tale for Myanmar

Author: Donna Guest, Institute for Human Rights and Business, Published on: 15 November 2013

…While reinstatement of the EU’s GSP (Generalized System of Preferences)...could...help lift tens of thousands of Burmese people out of poverty, companies need to proceed with caution when acquiring land for export-based industries benefitting from the scheme...[P]eaceful...protesters have been arrested and imprisoned…Many of these land disputes have involved small-scale farmers...who have lost or are at risk of losing their land…The desperate situation of dispossessed small-scale farmers in…Cambodia is a salutary example which companies, donor governments and the Myanmar authorities should heed...

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