2016 Debt Dispossession and Growing Inequality in Shan State

2016 Debt Dispossession and Growing Inequality in Shan State

This policy brief, building on research conducted by the Land Core Group, describes the maize contract farming scheme being implemented by Chareoun Phokphand Group in North and South Shan State, one of the longest running contract farming schemes in Myanmar. The brief discusses both the potential benefits for smallholders and the many negative socio-economic impacts of the program, alongside comparing how companies grow maize in other countries in the region. The paper further recommends measures that must be taken by the Government of Myanmar to ensure company operations investing in smallholder production systems are fair and deliver benefits for vulnerable smallholders while also protecting their rights.

2016 Debt Dispossession and Growing Inequality in Shan State (ENG)

2016 Debt Dispossession and Growing Inequality in Shan State (MM)