This case study report documents the long struggle of the communities affected by the 315,000-hectare land concession of Pheapimex Company in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces. It describes the 17-year history and impact of the land conflict from the time the concession was awarded in the year 2000. The experience was documented by representatives of affected communities as an opportunity for reflection on the challenges and successes that have shaped the communities’ advocacy and resistance.provide
This report provides a brief summary of the broader political, economic and social-cultural contexts and identified root causes within which the Pheapimex land conflict has occurred. This is then followed by a brief explanation of the methodology used to collect the data for the following case study presentation, and the analysis and conclusion sections which explore some of the communities’ identified challenges, successes and reflections.