Celebrating the 44th year of Farmers Union of Thailand, People’s Movement for a Just Society (P-Move), together with ActionAid Thailand, the European Union, and various civil society organisations, is set to host “Land is Life Expo: Overcoming Thailand’s Land Rights Crisis” on Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 November at Thammasat University, Tha Phra Chan Campus.

With talks, panel discussions, and exhibitions, the expo aims to address and resolve Thailand’s land insecurity issues on local and policy levels, providing a platform for communities to present their measures of change in policy and law to the government in order to guarantee Thai people’s access to land as a fundamental source of livelihood and to reduce socioeconomic disparity.

This event is open to the public with free admission. Register here: http://bit.ly/2Opfrix

At the expo, you can expect:

  • An overview of Thailand’s current land rights situation and issues.
  • The history of Farmers Union of Thailand and their struggles.
  • A rundown of mobilisation activities for farming and residential land ownership across Thailand.
  • A proposal of policy change to resolve land issues.
  • Performances from folk rock bands Caravan and Hope Family, and local community artists.
  • “Thai Land” discussions on:
    • Public land for public good;
    • Land owned by Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO);
    • Land in the National Reserve Forest and National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation;
    • Landless ethnic groups;
    • Urban land and residential areas and;
    • Impacts and land damage caused by disasters.

Discussion panels on community land title policy, land banking policy, and public policy on land and impacts in the Thai Eastern Economic Corridor (ECC).

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Tackle Thailand’s land rights crisis at Land is Life Expo